Ordering number: 20288
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature: Jounsai Hayama Enshin Tsukuru Kore
Tame To-yama Jiro Shi
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyojyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : wooden Habakki
Blade length : 69.4 cm or 27.3 inches.
Sori : 1.9 cm or 0.74 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi: 2.98 cm or 1.17 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 1.9 cm or 0.74 inches.
Kasane : 0.68 cm or 0.26 inches.
The weight of the sword 595 grams.
Era : End of Edo period to Meiji
Shape : The sword has long length for Hayama Enshin. Wide and thick blade, Deep Sori, good shape.
Jigane: Koitame-hada well grained. Jinie attached beautiful Jigane.
Hamon: Ko-nie-deki Suguha base, Gunome-midare mixed, Ashi work softly. Boshi is round shape.
Special feature: Haneyama Enshin was born at Kouka 2nd year Edo period
and moved to Edo and studied at Suzuki Masao who was a
student of the Kiyomaro.
At that time swedish steal was well known iron in Japan.
At that time Enshin was asked to make a sword by using
this swedish steal. He made a sword by using swedish iron
and Tamahagane which was very sharp cut well sword.
From that period he became well known sword maker.
Marshall Togo had his sword.
The sword is quite well Yamashiro jigane and deep
nioikuchi suguha notare.
From Aoi Art: He worked as swordsmiths of the Toyohashi clan and made
many sharpe sword for O-mura Masujiro. He used Swedish
iron to make a sword shaper. Jigane of this sword is clear, it
was made for Mr. To-yama Jiro, it is longer than his other
swords and also has deep Sori, good quality.
*one Hatome is missing.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.