Ordering number: 18291
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Paper)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper)
Signature: Mumei (Shitahara Yasushige)
(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.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length: 70.9 cm or 27.91 inches.
Sori : 1.7 cm or 0.66 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi: 3.40 cm or 1.33 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.30 cm or 0.90 inches.
Kasane : 0.56 cm or 0.22 inches.
The weight of the sword: 735 grams.
Era: Edo period, around the Kanbun era.
Shape: O Suriage Mumei, wide and thick Katana.
The Sori is rather large. There are Futasuji Hi on both sides of the blade.
Jigane: The mixture of Ko Itame Hada and Mokume Hada with Jinie attach.
We can see Yagumo Hada.
Hamon: Nie Deki, Gunome Midare with many Ashi, Sunagashi, and Kinsuji.
Boshi is Notare and Hakikake style.
Special feature: The group of Shitahara Yasushige was active at the end Muromachi period to the early Edo period.
The place corresponds to present-day Hachioji City. They made many Katana and Yari.
Generally, it was called as Bushu Shitahara. They made nice quality blades.
But it is a difference from the flamboyant Edo culture.
From Aoi Art: At a glance, the blade looks like Koto.
From the atmosphere of this works, it reminds of Sa school or Naoe Shizu.
The Jigane is high quality. The Nioikuchi is great.
Before, the blade has NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper as Mumei (Den Naoe).
NBTHK Hozon Token
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token
Aoi Art estimation Paper: whole Oshigata.