Ordering number： 18538
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Kicho Token)
Signature: Mumei(unsigned) attributed as Aizu Kanesada.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver single habaki.
Blade length :70.3 cm or27.7 inches.
Sori :2.1cm or 0.83 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 3.05cm or 1.2 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.04cm or 0.8 inches.
Kasane: 0.68 cm or 0.27 inches.
The weight of the sword 680 grams.
Era : Late Edo period. 1861.
Shape : The blade is regular widthm thickness with deep sori and longer kissaki nice looking shape.
Jigane : Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach and also chikei work.
Hamon :Nie deki suguha and konotare, in Hamon, small double hamon and tripul hamon.
Special feature: The blade is 10th generation Oushu Kanesada and called
Hurukawa oumi. He was working at the late of Bunsei to the Bunkyu
era. This sword passed NBTHK Kicho token in Showa 48.(1973)
Koshirae : Japanese army officer’s mounting with tassel.
From Aoi Art :The Aizu Kanesada is well known sword maker because
Hijikata Saizo who belonged to Shinsengumi. Many sword collectors wats to buy This sword.
Probably Family’s son must go to the war front and his father used
family’s treasure Mumei Aizu Kanesada for this army sword and presented and hoped his
When he finally must go to the battlefield in the war, he would send his son wishing for good luck forever and wishing for him to return safely.
It’s a scene that makes me feel proud and wishing to return home safely and wondering what kind of feeling the mother had.
Right now peace full age but have passed more than 75 years.
NBTHK Kicho Token(issued on April 21st Showa 48)1973.
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.