Katana in Shirasaya
Signature : Watanabe Shigehira Saku
Heise 13 nen Haru Kichijitsu.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs toJyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver single habaki.
Blade length : 72.0cm or 28.35 inches.
Sori :1.9 cm or 0.75 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.39cm or 1.335 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.58 cm or 1.016 inches.
Kasane : 0.69cm or 0.272 inches.
The weight of the sword 830 grams.
Era : Gendai Made in modern times
Shape : The blade is wide (3.29cm) and thick with deep sori and long kissali on both sides of the blade, engraved bo-hi.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach and visible to see the texture well.
Hamon :The hamon is gunome midare rather deep nioikuchi sizumigokoro ashi work and sunagashi and long kinsuji work. Bo-shi is midarekomi and konsuji work.
Special feature:His real name, Watanabe Shigemi, is called Watanabe Shigehira, a swordsmith, and he was born in 1945 and is active in Niigata prefecture. He trained at the school of Miyairi Syohei, who was a National human treasure, and improved his skills and won numerous awards at the new masterpiece exhibition, especially Yusyu syo prize, Syoreisyo prize, Doryokusyo prize.Active as a swordsmith.
From Aoi Art : This work is a wide, thick and solid work, and it is a
perfect copy of the Soshuden. The hamon is active gunome midare with deep nioikuchi and ashi work soft feeling. Bo-shi is midarekomi style with kinsuji work
Aoi Art estimation paper