Ordering number : 19259
Katana in Shirasaya
Signature : Nosyu Seki Jyu Kanehiro Saku, Heisei 17th 2 gatsu kichijitsu.
(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 :Golds failed single habaki.
Blade length : 72.6 cm or 28.6 inches.
Sori : 1.6 cm or 0.63 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.51cm or 1.38 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.58 cm or 1.02 inches.
Kasane : 0.7 cm or 0.27 inches.
Weight of the blade : 900grams
Era : 2005
Shape : The blade is wide and thick, it has deep sori and a longer Kissaki and Bo-Hi carved on both sides.
Jigane : Koitame hada well grained, Jinie attached, fine Chikei apparent.
Hamon : Niedeki, round Gunome-midare with Ashi. there’re Kinsuji and Sunagashi in Ha.
Special Feature : Nosyu Seki Jyu Kanehiro’s citizen name is Takaba Makoto, he’s an apprentice of Kita Sadahiro
The swordsmith won Nyusen prizes 8 times.
From Aoi Art : This sturdy looking sword has some attractive characteristics, namely blackish Jinie, Nie, Gunome-midare with Ashi.
The sword resembles Kiyomaro’s swords, and I think the smith attempted to copy the legendary smith’s craftsmanship.
Although Hamachi area is kind of rusty, the sword itself is made well.
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.