Ordering number: 19691
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature: Kawachi kami Minamoto Kunihide.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs toJyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :silver single habaki.
Blade length : 69.5 cm 27.36 inches.
Sori : 2.0 cm 0.78 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.05cm or 1.2 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.33 cm or 0.92inches.
Kasane : 0.65 cm or 0.26 inches.
The weight of the sword 680 grams.
Era : Edo period Enpo era. 1673.
Shape: The blade is regular width,
thickness with deep sori and O kissaki blade.
Jigane: Koitame hada and small masame hada well grained with jinie attach.
Hamon :Nie deki suguha and komidare and from middle part,
hamon is deep sunagashi, small kinsuji work.
Bo-shi is midrekomi hakikake style.
Special feature: Kunihide was born in Izumo province.
Izumo is well known as high-quality iron sand.
so the craftsmen made nice cut-well swords at that place.
From Aoi Art: This sword is nice jigane and deep sori elegant shape sword.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.