Ordering number : AS18621
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Satsuma Ju Masafusa
Anei 7 Tsuchinoe-Inu 8 Gatsu Hi (August 1778)
(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 : Copper single Habaki.
Blade length : 67.4 cm or 26.53 inches.
Sori : 1.6 cm or 0.62 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.04 cm or 1.19 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.07 cm or 0.81 inches.
Kasane : 0.81 cm or 0.31 inches.
Era : Edo period around Anei 7(1778).
Shape : Wide and thick Katana, Kissaki is long.
Jigane : Ko-Itame Hada well grained. The Jigane is blackish.
This is typical Satsuma blade.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Suguha base Hamon with Notare and Gunome Midare.
In Ha, there are many Ashi. There are many Nie around the Monouchi part.
Boshi is round Yakisage style.
Special feature: Satsuma Ju Masafusa was a son of Tawara Uemon Ujifusa.
Masafusa continued some generations from Kan-ei era(around 1624) to late Edo period.
Saya : Black Roiro Saya.
Tsuba : Thin Mokko shape iron Tsuba with Amida Yasuri pattern.
Menuki : Brass, sword and dragon are engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Iron, dragon is engraved.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.