Ordering number: 20002
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Koshu Tokubetsu Kicho Token)(Consignment Sale)
Signature: Hizen Ichimonji Dewa Kami Yukihiro
Shinto: Jyo saku:Hizen
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished by good polisher.
Habaki : Gold foiled single Habaki.
Blade length : 71.5cm or 28.15 inches.
Sori :1.2cm or 0.47 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 3.12 cm or 1.22 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.245 cm or 0.88 inches.
Kasane : 0.69 cm or 0.27 inches.
The weight of the sword 755grams.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape: The blade is wide and thick with suitable sori
and longer kissaki nice style.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained with jinie attached.
It is clear Konuka hada.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Gunome midare with mixture of Choji midare.
Nioikuchi is deep with some up and down in the ha.
The sunagashi and kinsuji work is very active.
Special feature: Dewa Kami Yukihiro Hizen koku Dewa
Yukihiro is second son of Hizen Hashimoto Yoshinobu.
First he was called Kuroube and was the student of first generation Masahiro.
At Kanei 16th year at the age of 22, he has started forging sword.
At Seiho 5th(1648) year Spring, he has received the post of Dewa Daijyo.
At Kenan 3rd year he has moved to Nagasaki and has learned western iron.
Later on he has received the name of Dewa no kami.
This piece is good quality there are many ups and downs in the Ha.
and there are gorgeous Choji Midare. The activity work is absolutely stunning.
From Aoi Art: The sword is healthy active temper line
and also nice Hizen Konuka hada excellent texture.
His subjects are very similar with Yukihiro Hizen blade.
I recommend this Hizen nice blade for you.
NBTHK Koshu Tokubetsu Kicho Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.