Ordering number: 22715
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : Meiji 41 Nen 8 Gatsu Hi
Jounsai Hayama Enshin Tsukuru
(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: Silver single Habaki
The blade is polished.
Blade length:60.6cm or 23.85inches.
Sori:1.6cm or 0.62inches.
Width at the hamachi:2.52cm or 0.99inches.
Kasane:0.58cm or 0.22inches.
The weight of the sword:430grams
Era: Meiji 41
Shape: The blade is slightly narrow, rounded Mune with adequate Sori. There is no Yokote. Shikito shape in the Meiji period. Ububa is left.
Jigane: Koitamehada is dense. Elaborate Jigane.
Hamon: Koniedeki with deep Nioikuchi. Hamon is Suguha with deep Nioikuchi. Boshi turns back from Yokote and Shinogiji in a small circle.
Special feature: Hayama Enshin was born in Koka 2. His real name was Suzuki Masahiro and lived in Shitaya, Edo and made swords. He learned from Suzuki Masao in Edo. That is why his Nakago is shaped a little bit different from the other swordsmiths. He became very famous because he succeeded in making sharp swords from Tamahagane and Swedish iron. This work has blackish Jigane like Yamashiroden. He had to be influenced by Kiyomaro. We truly recommend this to you.
Tsuba: 8 Mokko-shaped iron Tsuba with openwork. Owari-style
Fuchi: Shakudo plate. Flowers and mushrooms are engraved with gold color.
Kashira: Plum trees and mushrooms are engraved with gold color.
Saya: Brown and black colored Saya
Menuki: Shakudo plate. Small animals are engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: As a clansman of Toyohashi Domain, he made Omura Masujiro’s sword. He always tried to make sharp swords and challenged to make swords with Swedish iron. Jigane is blackish and clean. Mune is rounded. It is a very well-made sword. This Koshirae is supposed to be made in the same era when the sword was made. Nakago’s shape is Kiji-Momo shape: very unique shape of Koto.
NBTHK Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta
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