Ordering number : 15387 (Consignment Sale)
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Tairyusai Sokan zo kore
Keio 2 nen 2 gatsu hi (February 1866)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Tairyusai Sokan belongs to Jyojyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 73.06 cm or 28.76 inches.
Sori : 1.35 cm or 0.53 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.18 cm or 1.25 inches.
Width at the Kissaki :2.43 cm or 0.95 inches.
Kasane : 0.80 cm or 0.31 inches.
Era :Late Edo period.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick, nice looking healthy blade.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained with jinie attached. It is clear jigane.
Hamon : Koniedeki gunome midare, Choji midare and Sakasa Choji Midare
mixed with long Ashi scatter. The Ha is bright.
Boshi is midarekomi round shape.
Special feature : Tairyu Sai Sokan was born in Okushu Shiraga castle town.
He studied under Koyama Munetsugu, who was at the time famous in Edo,
at a place called Fukawa Hakosaki Cho. Because he was born near Abu Sumikawa river,
he has engraved it on the signature as his sir name. At Ansei First year,
he has engraved signature Tai Ryu Sai.
This was when he became a chauffeur of The Koga Domain of Shimousa Province.
At that time, he has made similar hamon as his mentor Koyama Munetsugu
however later on he made equal length hamon that reminds of Yoshii Bizen/
The Utsuri is well seen in this piece. At the beginning, he used block signature and later
on he engraved unique clerical script. He made many magnificent shape long katana as this sword.
He passed away at Meiji 16th Jan 23rd. This blade is typical Sokan blade
and fantastic Sakasa Choji Midare Hamon.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 1,600,000 JPY- (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)