Ordering number : 15242
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Ichimonji Masachika Saku (Showa)
(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 :wood habaki
Blade length : 66.5 cm or 26.18 inches.
Sori :1.6cm or 0.62 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.2 cm or 1.25 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.27 cm or 0.89 inches.
Kasane : 0.875 cm or 0.34 inches.
The weight of the sword: 785grams.
Era : Showa (during war time)
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick
with Ubuha near Hamachi area
and nice sori and long kissaki nice looking shape.
Jigane :Itame had and mokume had mixed
with jinie attach visitle to see the texture well.
Hamon :Konie deki, round shape gunome midaire from the hamachi to kissaki area. Bo-shi is round shape.
Special feature:I think this swordsmith was working
at Okayama prefecture. The Hamon is similar with Nagamitsu
who was working at war time also.
From Aoi Art :Although it was a swordsmith who was active during
the war, it was a nice active Hamon and jigane .
At a grinch, The blade crest is a work that reminiscent
of the old-fashioned Yoshii Bizen with rounded small gunome midare.
Although it was far after the war, the traces of hard work made you feel
the nice Jigane and the momentum of the blades.
Anyway the blade is healthy and polished with NBTHK Hozon paper,
we recommend this sword for you.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.