Order number : 16250
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae
Signature : Mumei (Shitahara Yasushige)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho paper)
Signature : Mumei (Shitahara Terushige)(NBTHK Hozon paper)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijo saku, Jojo saku Jo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jo saku ranking.
The blade is polished.
Habaki : Silver single Habaki.
Blade length : 73.9 cm or 29.1 inches.
Sori : 2.3 cm or 0.91 inches.
Mekugi : 4
Width at the Hamachi : 3.17 cm or 1.25 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.15 cm or 0.85 inches.
Kasane : 0.72 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Early Edo period Kanei era.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with suitable curve and long Kissaki nice looking shape.
‘Hachiman Daibosatsu’ Kanji characters are engraved on one side of the blade
and Kenmaki Ryu (A dragon swallowing to sword) are engraved on the other side.
Jigane : Itame-hada well grained with Jinie attach. Ploshed well to take a look to the texture.
Hamon : Niedeki Suguha with Komidare double Ha wild feeling temper line.
Special feature : The founder of the Busyu sword started
from Muromachi Eisyo era and continued to Edo.
Yasushige, Terushige Hiroshige are well known sword makers
and also Musashi Taro Yasukuni is well known sword maker in Edo Kanbun era.
Terushige was working at the end of Muromachi period.
The jigane is well grained item had and blackish jigane with dark hamon cut well sword.
Dr. Goto in NBTHK was the expert of Ssitahara sword and he collected many blades
by him self. He passed away several years ago. We learned a lot from him.
This sword is typical Shitahara Jigane and the engravings are also nice.
Saya : Kawarinuri style Saya.
Tsuba : The scape of birds passage are carved on round shape iron Tsuba.
Menuki : Shishi-dog engraved on the copper plate.
Kojiri : Autumn leaves are carved on brass plate.
NBTHK Hozon paper
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.