Ordering number: AS19695
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Tajima Kami Ho-Jyoji Tachibana Sadakuni
Kanbun 8 Nen 8 Gatsu Hi
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Gold colored copper single habaki.
Blade length: 76.1 cm or 29.9 inches.
Sori: 1.67 cm or 0.65 inches.
Width at the hamachi: 3.08 cm or 1.21 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.02 cm or 0.79 inches.
Kasane : 0.72 cm or 0.28 inches.
The weight of the sword 855 grams.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era
Shape: Long, wide and thick blade. Deep Sori and longer Kissaki
Jigane: Ko-itame-hada well grained. Jinie attached with Chikei. Beautiful Jigane.
Hamon: Niedeki, deep Nioikuchi. Suguha based Gunome-Midare. Yo, Ashi, Sunagashi, Ginsuji worked. Boshi is round in shape
Special feature: Tajima Kami Ho-Jyoji Tachibana Sadakuni is sword smith of
Edo Hojoji, his peaces is look like Kotetsu. Masahiro,
Masateru, Yoshitsugu is some of Hojoji sword smiths. He
made Jyuzuba style swords and compares favourably with
Fuchikashira: On Shakudo plate. waves and birds are engraved with gold color.
Saya : Kawarinuri style Saya.
Tsuba: Round and thick iron Tsuba. cloud dragon and waves are engraved.
Menuki: On shakudo plate, dragon is engraved.
From Aoi Art: This sword is long and has good shape. Also engraved the
date he made this sword on backside. This is rare.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.