Ordering number: 22298
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature: Hizen Kuni Oumi Kami Tadayoshi(5th generation)
(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.
Habaki: Copper single Habaki
The blade is polished.
Blade length:68.08cm or 26.80inches.
Sori:0.8 cm or 0.31inches.
Width at the hamachi:2.95cm or 1.16inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.05cm or 0.80inches.
Kasane:0.63cm or 0.24inches.
The weight of the sword:660grams
Era: The Horeki era, the Edo period
Shape: approx. 7cm Suriage/Machiokuri
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained very well with Jinie. Beautiful Hizen Jigane.
Hamon: Niedeki Suguha with slightly deep Nioikuchi, Notare. Ashi and Yo work well.
Boshi turns back round. Functionings are really good and soft Ashi and Yo last to Yokote.
Special feature: Also known as Hashimoto Shinzaemon. He used signature of “Tadahiro”, but changed it to Tadayoshi after his father passed away. The 5th passed away on the 15th of June, Anei 4 at the age of 80.
Tsuba: Round-shaped Tsuba. Fisher and background are engraved.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo Nanako plate. Chinese person and flower are engraved with gold color.
Saya: Black Roiro Saya.
Menuki: Armor is engraved with gold color.
NBTHK Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta