Katana: Kurihara Chikuzen Kami Taira Ason Nobuhide(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)(Consignment Sale)

Ordering Number: 23729 (Consignment Sale)

Katana in shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Inscription:
Kurihara Chikuzen Kami Taira Ason Nobuhide 栗原筑前守平朝臣信秀
Meiji 2 Nen 5 Gatsu hi. 明治二年五月日

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku, and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.

Habaki: Single gold-foiled habaki
Blade Length: 2 shaku 2 sun 4 bu (67.9 cm)
Curvature (Sori): 1 sun 2 bu (1.12 cm)
Mekugi-ana (Peg Hole): 1
Width at Base (Motohaba): 3.02 cm
Width at Tip (Sakihaba): 0.04 cm
Thickness (Kasane): 0.79 cm
Sword Weight: 745 grams
Era: 1839, the 2nd year of Meiji

Shape: normal size katana with ububa
Jigane: Ko-itame hada well grained with jinie.
Haomn: Ko-niedeki Choji midare with Togari choji.

Features: Shinshinto: Jōjō-saku: Musashi
Nobuhide Kurihara was a famous disciple of Kiyomaro.
Sword Abolishment Edict was issued in 1876, and many swordsmith had to give up their careers.
Nobuhide’s works made in Meiji period are few, and many of them has elagant shape of old swords. This sword was registered in 1951, the first year that the sword registration system began.
Because many treasures from prominent families such as former feudal lords, were registered in this year, they are referred to as Daimyo registrations.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi-Art description paper
Whole oshigata

Price:1,600,000 JPY-.

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