Ordering number : AS17017
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature : Suishinshi Masahide (3rd generation)
Keio 2 Nen 2 Gatsu Hi
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This blade belongs to Jyojyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: copper single Habaki.
Blade length : 75.3 cm or 29.64 inches.
Sori : 1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.27 cm or 1.28 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.39 cm or 0.94 inches.
Kasane : 0.83 cm or 0.32 inches.
Era : Late Edo period. 1866
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with small sori and longer kissaki.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach nice texture.
Hamon : Nie deki, Gunome Midare hamon.
Bo-shi is round shape.
Special feature: Suishinsi Masahide is 1 of the most famous Shinshin-to sword smith.
He was born in 1750 at Dewa and learned making sword from Sendai Kunikane
and Miyagawa Yoshihide.After that, he moved to Edo and joined Akimoto family
and studied Bizen-Den from Sekido Korekazu, Soshu-Den from Tsunahiro.
He can make numerous styles swords and also his sword is popular
because of its sharpness. He has more than 100 students and Taikei Naotane,
Hosokawa Masayoshi is one of those.
Tsuba : Unique shape iron Tsuba, Ume flower is engraved with silver color.
Fuchikashira : Shakudo, Eboshi hat and Aoi leaves are engraved with gold, silver, and copper color.
Saya : Black color.
Menuki : Shakudo, crane is engraved with gold color.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.