Ordering Number: 22684
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Houki Kuni Akebono Houken Yoshiyuki
Bunka 6 Nen 8 Gatsuhi.
Blade Length: 2 shaku 2 sun 8 bu (about 60.1 cm)
Curvature: 6 bu (about 1.8 cm)
Peg Hole: 1
Width at Base: 2.9cm
Width at Tip: 2.1cm
Weight: 675 grams
Era: the late Edo period, 1823
Shape: The blade with deep curve.
Jigane: koirame-hada well grained. There is pale utsuri.
Hamon: Niedeki suguha. Bo-shi turns back roundly.
Shinshinto: Chu-jyo skau: Houki
Houki Kuni Akebono Houken Yoshiyuki, whose real name is Shimizu Toshiro, was the swordsmith in Nigata Province. His style is plain jigane and thin suguha.
Tsuba: Round-shaped iron tsuba with the open work carving of Shippo pattern.
Fuchigashira: Shakudo-nanako plate with the high relief carving of 伊勢海老 There is an inscription of “保寿(Houju)”.
Menuki: Shakudo carving of a fruit.
Kojiri: iron plate with a high-relief carving of wave.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi-Art estimation Paper: whole oshigata