Ordering number : 10372
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
Signature : Kikumon Takai Echizen Kami Rai Nobuyoshi
Shinto : Chujo saku ranking : Wazamono cutting test ranking : Settsu province.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijo saku, Jojo saku, Jo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jojo saku ranking.
The blade is polished by high ranking polisher.
Habaki : Silver single habaki.
Blade length : 69.0 cm or 27.2inches.
Sori : 1.8 cm or 0.71 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the Hamachi : 2.95 cm or 1.2 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.07 cm or 0.82 inches.
Kasane : 0.61 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Edo Enpo era.
Shape : The blade is regulat thickness and width with deep sori and longer Kissaki.
Jigane : Koitame-hada well grained with Jinie attach beautiful texture.
Hamon : Koniedeki-suguha with thick Nioikuchi and wavy temper line.
In Ha, there are many Sunagashi and Kinsuji work.
Special feature : Takai Echizen Kami Rai Nobuyoshi is the 3rd son of the first generation Shinano Kami Nobuyoshi.
He was influenced a lot from Inoue Shinkai and Sukehiro Doranba.
So he made many copy of Tsuda Sukehiro and Shinkai.
This Suguha Hamon, is very similar like Shinkai, and excellent Jigane.
Saya :The Saya immitated cherry tree branch.
Tsuba : On the iron plate, butterflies are engraved.
Menuki : Kiri family crests are engraved on Shakudo plate.
Fuchikashira : On the brass plate, many small dotts are carved.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.