Ordering number: AS19186
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature: Yoshinari (Tosa. Kyoho era)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length: 71.2 cm or 28.03 inches.
Sori :1.6 cm or 0.62 inches.
Width at the hamachi: 3.26 cm or 1.28 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.21 cm or 0.87 inches.
Kasane : 0.7 cm or 0.27 inches.
The weight of the sword 780 grams.
Era: Edo period around Kyoho era.
Shape: Regular width and thickness Katana with Sori.
The Kissaki is rather long.
Jigane: Ko Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
The Jigane is beautiful.
Hamon : From Hamachi is Suguha and then Choji Midare with many Ashi.
There are Sunagashi and Kinsuji in the Ha.
Boshi is round and Notare style.
Special feature: Yoshinari is same person as Tosa Yoshikuni.
He was a son of Harima Kami 吉成 Yoshinari.
He was a disciple of Yamato Kami Yoshikuni, called Morishita Sonbee,
and a Tosa Domain’s swordsmith.
Saya : Black Roiro Saya.
Tsuba : Shakudo Nanako, dragon and cloud are engarved with gold color.
Menuki : Dragon is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo Nanako, dragon is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art:This signature is similar to Tosa’s Mutsu Kami Yoshiyuki.
Yoshiyuki was a younger brother of Tosa Kazusa Kami Yoshikuni.
He was a student of Yamato Kami Yoshimichi the first.
The styke is somewhat similar.
This Yoshinari’s blade is his masterpice sword.
It is a traditional gorgeous Hamon.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.
Auction starting Price: 600,000 JPY-.