Ordering number: 19629
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature : Chikusyu Ju Minamoto Yoshikane
shinto: Jyo saku:Chikuzen:
(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 : silver single habaki:
Blade length : 68.03cm or 26.78inches.
Sori : 1.67 cm or 0.657 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.01cm or 1.185 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.02 cm or inches.
Kasane : 0.72cm or 0.795inches.
The weight of the sword 715 grams.
Era : Edo period Tenna era. 1681.
Shape : The sword is regular style with deep sori and longer kisski nice looking shape.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach and chikei work.
Hamon :Niedeki suguha with soft Hbuchi like Oumi Daijyo.
Bo-shi is big round shape.
Special :The ancestor was living Buzen Usa who was a son of the Nobukuni Yoshitsugu and real farher is Nobukuni Shigekane and called Sukezaemon. He passed away in Genroku 6 August 22nd.
feature:The ancestors are Buzen Usaju province and Shinji Yoshiji and are the fathers of Shingun Shinjuku. Called Suzaemon on August 22, 6th Genroku 6 era August 22 I die. This work is unusually bright and clear with a straight blade.
Saya :black roar saya.
Tsuba :On the mokko styke syakudo tsuba, waves and a dragon is engraved.
Menuki : a dragon is engraved by syakudo plate.
Fuchikashira: dragon is engraved by syaakudo plate.
From Aoi Art: The family prospered as a swordsmith of the Kuroda family.Nobukuniu Yoshisada, ChikuzenNobukuni Yoshikane, etc. are active in the Nobukuni faction.Of course, this work is genuine, but I am surprised that there are many works with pseudonyms.The production of Yoshibutsu was small and bright and clear. There are many works that are very similar to Omi Omi Fujiwara Tadahiro. His work has good bullion, and the blade pattern is bright and clear. It is a work with dignity, so I definitely recommend it. The sword of this work is also reasonably good, and the sword is rarely made with a good texture, that is, it can be made with middle suguha blade. We highly recommend this sword for you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.