Ordering number : 18384
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.
Signature :MITO JYU NORITOSHI ZO NO BUNKYU GANNEN JYU GATSUHI The blade was made at (1861October)
(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 : 70.1 cm or 27.5 inches.
Sori :1.6cm or 0.62 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi :3.18 cm or 1.25 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.14cm or 0.84 inches.
Kasane : 0.68cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Late Edo period Bunkyu era
Shape : The blade is wide abd thick with suitable sori and long kissaki
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach and chikei work.
Hamon :Itame hada well grained and masame hada mixed with jinie attach. kogunome midare and sunagashi, kinsuji work.
The Hamon is bright and clear which looks cut well sword.
Special feature:Mito Noritoshi was working at Mito province and named Sukeshichi. The sword looks like Mito Tokkatsu(norikatsu)
Saya :Aogai chirasi.
Tsuba :On the round shape iron tsuba, the rim is covered by silver plate.
Menuki : a pair of shishi dogs are engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira:On the iron plate some design is engraved.
From Aoi Art:Mito Noritoshi was communicated with Norikatsu.
The Jigane and Hamon both very similar as sama as Noriktsu.
The hiraji and shinogiji are almost same orobably the Jigane moght
be sama muku jigane. The hamon and jigane both looks simple sword but inside of the hamon is active ashi, sunagashi, and also kinsuji work vividly.The blade has Ububa on the edge of hamachi
area. The blade is Mito school wild feeling nice sword.
Aoi Bijyutsu Syoshin estimation paper :NBTHK Hozon Tokubetsu hozon paper.