Ordering number: 22191
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature :Bicchu Kuni Azabe Ju Tameie.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
habaki:silver wrapped single habaki.
The blade was polished.
Blade length :70.4 cm or 27.7 inches.
Sori : 1.0cm or 0.39 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.11m or 1.22 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.96cm or inches.
Kasane : 0.72 cm or 0.28 inches.
The weight of the sword 750 grams
Era : Edo period Kanei era.
Shape : Regular width and thickness sword. Sori is shallow and kissaki is longer.
Regular Kanei peiod sword.
Jigane: Ko-Itame-Hada well grained, beautiful Jigane.
Hamon : Ko-Niedeki Suguha. Ko-Ashi worked like Aoe school sword.
Special feature: Tameie usually make O-Gunome-Togari Hamon and also Hitatsura Hamon. This sword is similar to Aoe sword, Jigane has Ko-Ashi and soft Yo.
From Aoi Art: Tameie study from Mizuta school but his sword is similar to Aoe more than Mizuta.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta