Ordering number: AS21152
Katana in Koshirae(Tsuba: NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho paper)
Signature : Ho-ki Kami Nobuteru (later generation)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to regular saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 72.6cm or 28.58inches.
Sori :1.6cm or 0.62inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.03cm or 1.19inches.
Width at the Kissaki :2.24 cm or 0.88inches.
Kasane : 0,7cm or 0.27inches.
The weight of the sword :695 grams.
Era : Edo period, Anei era
Shape : The blade is normally wide and thick, has Bo-hi on the both sides, Sori is slightly
deep, Kissaki is long.
Jigane :Koitame-hada well grained with Jinie attached.
Hamon :Niedeki, Gunome-midare, slightly Shimari-gokoro, Boshi turns back round.
Special feature:Ho-ki Kami Nobuteru is a sword smith group of several generations, and this is supposed to be a piece by the late Nobuteru.
Koshirae :Higo Koshirae
Tsuba:Oval iron Tsuba, patterns are engraved with openwork. Made in te mid Edo
period. Great iron taste. NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper.
Fuchikashira:Iron plate, patterns are engraved.
Saya :Dark brown Ishime-ji Saya.
Menuki : Catfish is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art:Ho-ki Kami Nobuteru which succeeded to the tradition of Ho-ki Kami Nobutaka lasted several generations. This work is supposed to be a piece from the late generations. Koshirae is Higo Koshirae and the blade has Bo-hi and light enough to be a good Iai sword or sword for appreciation. It is also polished well and we truly recommend this for you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho paper:Tsuba
Aoi Art estimation paper:whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta.
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