Ordering number : 16673
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper)
Signature : Kyushu Higo Dotanuki Kazusa Suke.
Sayagaki: The blade length is 2shaku 3 sun 4bu.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Habaki :silver single habaki.
Blade length : 70.8 cm or 27.9inches.
Sori :1.9 cm or 0.75 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi :3,35 cm or 1.32inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.76cm or 1.087inches.
Kasane : 0.665 cm or 0.262 inches.
Weight of the blade. 810 grams
Era : late Muromachi to Azuchi momoyama. 1570.
Shape : The blade is long and wide, thick with deep sori
and oo kissaki gorgeous shape.
Jigane :Itame hada and ooitame hada well grained
with jinie attach and chikei along with itame hada.
Hamon :Niedeki ko-gunome midare with sunagashi and kinsuji scatter.
Bo-shi is midarekomi style hakikake.
Special feature: Do-tanuki school who lived Higo which place was Enjyu school was working at late Kamakura to Nanbokucyo period.
Main sword makers are Kozuke no Suke, Hyo-Bu, Masakuni and so on.
Higo was dominated by Kiyomasa Kato at the time,
and was extremely prosperous because of the thick protection of these swordsmiths.
Many of the works that have been requested to be strong
and simple are now called Do Tanuki.
The reason why it gained strong popularity as a sword is not only the movie Kozure Ookami
but also the plainness of the sword and the importance of the work in the plainness.
I think. This blade is shindig zukuri, with deep sori and ookissaki style
and also well grained item had and ooitame had with chikei.
The polishing was done by high ranking polisher
and Good parts like Chikei, sunagashi and also kinsuji are pulled out by polishing.
Saya :red colored saya.
Tsuba : On the mokko style iron Tsuba, some design were inlayed by brass
Heianjyo school made at Azuchi Momoyama era.
Menuki : On the syakudo plate, flower is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art : In general, there are a lot of nostalgic works,
but generally Dotanuki school Jigane is rather weak
and come out Kizu but this sword is excellent Jigane assembled
with Chikei, sunagashi and also kinsuji.
The cutting edge is big and the blade crest is very active
wild feeling nice Jigane. It is very hard to look for nice Dotanuki
without Kizu so we recommend this sword for you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.