Order number : 10115
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Paper)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper)
Signature : Katsujinken Satsujinto Myochin Setsueiki Munenori Shoji
Kawabe Fujisaburo Suishinshi Masahide(Kao)
Genji 2 Nen 2 Gatsu Jyokan
Explanation: Katsujinken(life-saving sword : a killing sword may be a sword of life depending on how it is used)
Satsujinto (life-taking sword; sword used to kill)
The name of the owner is Myochin Setsueiki Munenori.
Kawabe Fujisaburo Suishinshi Masahide was made this blade in the beginning of Feb 1865.
ShinShinto: Ryo saku: Musashi province.
(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.
Blade length : 74.4 cm or 29.29 inches.
Sori : 1.7 cm or 0.66 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.26 cm or 1.28 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.5 cm or 0.98 inches.
Kasane : 0.69 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Late Edo period.
Shape : Wide and thick Mistumune style Katana.
There are Bo-Hi and Soe-Hi on both side of the blade.
Jigane : Ko-Nie Deki, Jinie attach. The Jigane is clear.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Gunome Midare and Togari Gunome Midare with thick Nioikuchi.
In Ha, there are Sunagashi and Kinsuji. Boshi is round shape.
Special feature: Kawabe Fujisaburo Suishinshi Masahide is a son of Suishinshi Masatsugu. His style looks like first generation.
The blade is wide and Okkissaki, gorgeous Katana.
From Aoi Art: This blade has name of the owner “Myochin Setsueiki Munenori”. And also, there are engraving
“Katsujinken(life-saving sword : a killing sword may be a sword of life depending on how it is used)
)” and “Satsujinto (life-taking sword; sword used to kill)”.
This bleade is healthy and has thick Nioikuchi.
We especially recommend this blade for Budo(Martial arts).
NBTHK Hozon Paper
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.