Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Gassan Oite Shazen Ugo Ju Suiseishi Kunihide Saku Kore
ShinShinto: Chusaku: Uzen
(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 : 67.8 cm or 26.69 inches.
Sori :1.8 cm or 0.70 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.06 cm or 1.20 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.22 cm or 0.87 inches.
Kasane : 0.68 cm or 0.26 inches.
The weight of the sword: 735 grams.
Era : Late Edo period.
Shape : The Ububa is left. Nice shape katana.
(Ububa:duller part in the last inch or two above Habaki for keeping the blade stronger)
Jigane :Itame hada grained Jigane, which looks like plain.
*There is a rust on the Mune 15cm from the Habaki.
Hamon: Nie Deki, Gunome Midare. The Nioikuchi is thick.
Special feature: Suiseishi Kunihide was from Dewa province and his real name was Kato Kanshiro.
He was an apprentice of Suishinshi Masahide.
The first smith name is Masamichi. He was a father of Chounsai Tsunatoshi and Chounsai Tsunahide.
He was good at making Doranba and Gunome Midare with thick Nioikuchi.
From Aoi Art: He had very skillful hands and he worked hard under the Suishinshi.
His Doranba is excellent. He taught this technique to his son Tsunatoshi and Tsunahide. At a glance, you can see that this blade looks like Munetsugu.
I think that he is a skillful sword smith. The Ububa is left in this sword, and this is also a healthy blade.
We recommend this sword for you.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.