Ordering number : 19277
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Suifu Jyu Norikatsu Takeda Kimiyoshi Saku No.
Keio 4 Nen 4 gatsu hi.
(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 :silver single habaki
Blade length : 76.2 cm or 30 inches.
Sori :1.7cm or 0.66 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.23cm or 1.27 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.32 cm or 0.91 inches.
Kasane : 0.67cm or 0.26 inches.
Wwight of the blade:975 grams.
Era : Late Edo period Keio 4 Nen 4 Gatsu.(Meiji first year)1968Nen
Shape : The blade is wide and thick wizu deep sori
and longer kissaki very attractive shape.
Jigane :Masame had well grained with jinie attach.
especially on the sashiomote side from Hamachi to middle side is item
and mokume missed and from thee to the top , massage hada.
On the Ura side is Masame hada with chikei work.
Hamon :Niedeki suguha with kasha scatter soft feeling and from hamachi side about 5 cm slightly Ubuha which maenad very healthy blade.
Boshi is round shape and kinsiji along with round boshi.
Special feature: Suifu Jyu Tokumur Norikatsu was born Bunka 6(1809) in Edo
and then Mirto samurai as a sword maker and studied from Norimune who somertrimes made Masame hada.
after that, at Bunkyu era(1864) he moved to Edo Mito lord family and studied from Hosokawa Masayoshi, Ishido Korekazu and others.
He returned Mito and made sword Suguha hamon with Masame had.
He tried some different sword but finally he decided Masame had with suguha hamon,
This massage had hamon were welcomed by Mito samurai.
Norikatsu was successful from now on, following the rule.
Also, because of the air of Mito Samurai, he preferred to produce a long piece
with a long cutting edge and a long width swords.
He died at the age of sixty-four in 1887 (1872)
his work is characterized by the appearance of the characteristic massage hada skin,
and the streaks of Sunagashi that appear in the blade like kinsuji in the hamon are wonderful.
Saya :Draw a dark black pattern and Kizami saya in black coolr on the top
Tsuba :On the oval Tsuba with silver rope pattern and carve
a swan flying on the iron and a tree that grows in the swamp
NTHK Hozonkai Paper Seiro.
Menuki :Engraving the pattern of a demon on a copper base
with a copper base and applying a gold color
Fuchikashira;Inlay a flower pattern in silver on iron.
Saya:Draw a dark black pattern and insert aback kizami saya on the top
From Aoi Art: Norikatsu is said to be a fine-grained master,
probably thought to have been heavily influenced
by the Sendai National Federation at that time.
The work of Masame had is extremely difficult to produce
in secret and it is not a work that anyone can do It is difficult work.
This Masame pattern sword is inherited to Modern times like
Hokke saber and made perfectly.
In modern times many sword correctors like massage hada．
It does not come out to the market easily.
I think this fine healthy blade was made by Takeda Kimiyisshi was made
It is considered to be a very well and carefully made and nice work
Koshirae is also very fine which was used at that time.
Especially Tsuba was made by Seiro which is well known Tsuba maker. NTHK Hozon To-sogu.
This picture is Satsuma Samurai
Keio 4th year Inland war was occurred which is called Boshin senso
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.