Ordering number: 23420
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Tegarayama Kai Kami Masashige.
Shinto: Jyo Jyo Saku: Musashi
(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.
Blade length : 70.0 cm or 27.55 inches.
Sori : 0.9 cm or 0.35 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.8 cm or 1.10 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.01 cm or 0.79 inches.
Kasane : 0.66 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Edo period.
Shape : The proportions of the body, width, and curvature are all healthy. The curvature is slightly deep, and the tip extends, creating a dynamic blade.
Jitetsu :The fine grain is well packed and clearly visible.
Hamon (Temper Line): The hamon is a mix of small gunome (wave-like pattern) and activities of ashi, giving a straight blade appearance. The bōshi is deep and round, with a sharp return.
Special Features: Also known as Ichi-no-jō, the eldest son of the first generationTegarayama Kainokami Masashige.. Later became a monk named Kōetsu. Passed away on February 15th of the 3rd year of Shōhō.
Tsuba: Red copper tsuba
Kashira (Pommel): Gold base with high-relief dragon design.
Saya: Brown saya with black fine speckled pattern.
Menuki (Ornaments): High-relief dragon design with gold inlay.
Aoi Art’s Note: This piece is a work from the 2nd generation Katsumune in Edo Province, Musashi. Notably, the jihada is excellent, featuring a superb blackish jihada with fine texture.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper
Whole Oshigata was written By Ayaka, Tsuruta.