Katana: Takahashi Motonoshin Yukishige(NBTHK Hozon Token)

Orderign number:AS24122

Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon Token)

Takahashi Motonoshin Yukishige 高橋基之進幸重
Ou Tanaka Masamine Kun Ju Saku 応田中正岑君需作 (special order by Tanaka Masamine)

Shinshinto: Jyo Saku: Yamashiro
We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo Saku, Jyojyo Saku, Jyo Saku and Regular Saku.
This piece is ranked as Jyo Saku for Takahashi Motoyoshinobu Yukishige.

Habaki: Single gold foiled
Blade length: 67.9 cm (26.73 in)
Curvature: 2.05 cm (0.81 in)
Mekugi hole: 2
Width at the base: 3.26 cm (1.28 in)
Width at the tip: 2.9 cm (1.14 in)
Thickness of rim (Kasane): 0.77 cm (0.30 in)
Sword weight: 820 grams
Era: Edo period, Kaei era

Shape: wide and thick mitsumune blade with deep sori and big kissaki.
Jigane: Well-grained itame hada
Hamon: Niedeki notare, double and triple layered, kinsuji and sunagashi works well. Boshi is midarekomi and Hakikake style with sunagashi and kinsuji.

Features: Shinshinto: Jyo Saku: Yamashiro
Takahashi Motonoshin Yukishige was active in Kyoto in the end of Edo period.
This sword is reminiscent of an ancient sword, especially Norishige due to its shape, jigane and hamon.
In the late Edo period, when the spirit of restoration was in full swing, the old sword style became popular.
The jigane and hamon that show intricate patterns is really fascinating.

NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper
Whole Oshigata

Auction Starting Price:600,000 JPY-.

The item was sold at the auction

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