Ordering number : 17331
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.
Signature : Minamoto Yoshichika
Showa 3 nen Chushu(The middle of autumn 1928)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 63.8 cm or 25.11 inches.
Sori : 2.5 cm or 0.98 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.44 cm or 0.96 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.66 cm or 0.65 inches.
Kasane : 0.55 cm or 0.21 inches.
Era : Showa 3year(1928)
Shape : Relatively thin and narrow blade
Jigane : Ko-Itame well grained with Jinie attach.
There are black color Chikei.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Gunome Midare and Choji Midare with thick Nioikuchi.
Boshi is round shape.
Special feature:The Yoshichika was working at Taisho to early Showa.
This sword is first generation and second generation was working at Showa.
These sword makers left few swords during Taisho to Showa compare with other showa-to.
The Jigane is fine because the sword was mixed up with Japanese Tamahagane and western steal.
The blade looks like Hayama Enshin. Generally first generation
Yoshichika was used for Tachikoshirae Japanese real family’s celebration.
Recently the price of Yoshichika getting hire price compare with before.
Koshirae : Kin Nashiji Tachi Koshiera.
the Emperor’s coronation Tachi Koshirae.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.