Ordering number : 17435
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Ou Kakae Masatomo Oushu Sendai Ju Kunikane Saku Kore (13 th generation)
Keio 3 nen 8 gatsu hi.
Shinshinto:Ryo saku: Mutsu.
(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 by high ranking polisher.
Habaki :gold wrapped single habaki.
Blade length : 70.9 cm or 27.91 inches.
Sori : 2.27cm or 0.89 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.83 cm or 1.11 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.41cm or 0.94 inches.
Kasane : 0.68 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Late Edo period Keiou era.
Shape : The blade is regular size widthm thickness and long kissaki,
Jigane :Masame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful nice texture.
Hamon : Suguha hamon with koashi and double hamon.
Boshi is yakkizume style.
Special feature:The founder of the Kunikane starts from Kanei era to
continued late Edo period 13th generation.
This school made suguha with Masamehada and continued
this masame hada until to continue to late Edo period.
Tsuba: Round shape iron Tsuba, flower is engraved with open work. Signature: Shoami Shigekatsu
Saya: red color Saya.
Menuki: fan is engraved.
Fuchikashira: Fans are engraved with gold colr.
From Aoi-Art: Recently it is rather difficult to buy Masame hada swords. This sword is tight masame hada 13th
generation Sendai Kunikane which was polisged perfectly by
high ranking polisher. We recommend this sword for you.
Back ground of age: United state of America claim sovereignty over
Midway island in Pacific ocean.
AOI Art estimation paper :NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token.