Ordering number : 17510
Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon Token)(Consignment Sale)
Signature : Satsuma Kuni Ju Kunihira
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver single habaki.
Blade length : 69.2 cm or 27.24 inches.
Sori : 1.0 cm or 0.39 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.3 cm or 1.29 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.38 cm or 0.93 inches.
Kasane : 0.68 cm or 0.26 inches.
The weight of the sword: 870 grams.
Era : Edo periodaround Shotoku era.
Shape : About 3cm Machiokuri. Wide and thick Katana.
There are Bo-Hi on both side of the blade.
Jigane : Ko Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
There are Chikei.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Gunome Midare and Togari Gunome Midare.
The Nioikuchi is rather thick. In the Ha, there are Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Boshi is round and pointed style.
Special feature: Satsuma Kuni Ju Kunihira, his name is Oku Jirozaemon.
He was a student of his ancle Tadakiyo.
After that he was a student of Sobeemon Masafusa. And he renamed Kunihira.
This blade is wide and thick. At a glance, the blade lools Motohira.
The Hamon is veru similar.
From Aoi Art: The signature is engraved Tachimei.
The blade is wide, thick, and heavy.
There are two tiny Ware. But it is not serious. The shape is gorgeous.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.