Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature :(Kinpu Mei )Tsushima Kami Tachibana Tsunemitsu
Saidan Mei Utatsu Do Otosu.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 69,3 cm or 27,28 inches.
Sori :c0.9m or 0.354 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi :3,08 cm or 1,213inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2,15cm or inches.
Kasane : 0.74,cm or 0,29 inches.
The weight of the sword 785 grams.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with small sori and longer kissaki
on both sides of the blade engraved bo-hi.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful texture and utsuri
Hamon :nioideki small cyoji midae and regular active Cyoji midare mixed
and in Hamon, sunagashi, kinsuji work.
Bo-shi is notare and yakizume style hakikake.
Special feature:Tsushima Kami Tsunemitsi was born in Gamo-gun, Omi, and
moved to many sword makers Edo with his wife, Heki Mitsihira.
Heki Ichinojyo was later called saburo zaemon, the legal name
Kazunori, whose Hamon was called Oumi isido, which reminds me of
From Aoi Bijyutsu:n the Edo period and transition to a peaceful era, the
demand for Japanese swords dropped sharply, and many sword makers
tried to move to Edo because the shogunate changed to Edo in order
to seek a new life. It is believed that many of the Isidou schools moved
to Edo. At that time, Mitsuhira, Musashi Daijyo Korekazu, etc. must
have been highly evaluated for producing works with Utsauri in Edo. In
particular, Tsunemits and Mitsuhira produced works reminiscent of
Ichimonji, and some works with Utsuri are thought to have produced
works that are highly evaluated using that technique as a weapon
because there were not many swordsmiths to produce in Edo.
This work is a masterpiece of Tsunemitsu’s Ichimonji utsushi, and we
are producing the gorgeous Cyoji midare, fukuro cyoji, and Jyuka Cyoji
midare of Kocyoji midare. In Hamon has sunagashi and kinsuji
It works well and the Saidan mei (cutting test) is written in Kinpun mei.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.