Order number :17065
Katana in Shirasaya.
Signature : Hokke Saburo Nobufusa(1st generation)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :silver single habaki.
Blade length :63.5 cm or 25.0 inches.
Sori :1.1 cm or 0.43 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.89 cm or 1.13 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.2 cm or 0.86 inches.
Kasane : 0.7 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : war time.
Shape : The blade is regular thickness
and width with small sori and longer kissaki.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach and chikei work.
Shinigoji:Koitame hada small masame nagare.
Hamon :Niedeki small Cyoji idare hamon
with deep nioikuchi and sunagashi
Kinsuji work. Boshi is round shape.
Special feature: Hokke Saburou Nobufusa was swordsmith in Miyagi pref.
And his family was swordsmith of Mutsu Sendai clan.
This sword was made during war time at Sendai.At that time,
he was well known swordsmth
and made many swords for army officers.
He was a first generation sword maker and called Ryoun.
He succeeded after the war end to his son .
His son tried to make Masame hada and finally succeeded.
3rd generation became Mukansa sword maker
and famous swordsmti for making Masame hada texture.
From Aoi Art:After the war end, he kept about 100 pieces swords in his house.
and kept them to other place without knowing enybody.
60 years later, his family sold these leftover swords to us.
Generally his sword is itame hada and active
Cyojimidare hamon with sunagashi and Kinsuji a lot.
This sword looks Aoe style with sunagashi and kinsuji active hamon.
It is right now difficult to look for his sword Hokke saburo Nobufusa.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.