Ordering number: 19051
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : Toshihide Saku
Koki 2600 Nen 2 Gatsu Kichijitsu(Feburary, luckyday 1940)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length:65.1 cm or 25.62 inches.
Sori :1.9 cm or 0.74 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.06 cm or 1.20 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.3 cm or 0.90 inches.
Kasane :0.73 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Showa 15.(1940 Feb,lucky day.)
Shape : The blade is wide and thick
with deep sori and long Kissaki nice looking shape.
Jigane :Koitame had well grained with jinie attach
beautiful nice texture.
Hamon :Niedeki sakasa choji midare.
Boshi is midarekomi style.
Special feature: Horii Toshihide whose real name was Kaneyoshi Horii
was born in 1886 as the third son of Hirokichi Tokuda in Shiga pref.
Toshihide became a pupil of Horii Taneaki in 1904
and succeeded the Horii School as the Third.
Toshihide used three names: Hideaki, Kaneaki and Toshihide.
In 1918, Toshihide went to Hokkaido at the invitation
of Nihon-Seiko, a famous steelmaking company at Muroran City.
He continued forging sword there.
Toshihide is thought as one of a representative swordsmith
of the first half of Showa period, in the prewar Japan.
He passed away in 1943 during the Second World War.
Koshirae : Handachi Koshirae
Saya : Brown Ishime-Ji Saya.
Tsuba : Iron Tsuba, Ume tree is engraved with openwork.
Menuki : person is engraved.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.