Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token)
Signature:Oushu Sendai Ju Kunikane (2nd generation)
Sayagaki:Oushu Sendai Ju Kunikane, Ubu Nakago.
This blade was made before receive the 2nd generation.
Gunome Midare Hamon. blade length is 2 Shaku 3 Sun 3 Bu.
Written by Dr.Kanzan in summer 1975.
Shinto:Jyo Jyo Saku: Ryo Wazamono: Rikuzen
(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.
Blade length is 70.7
The blade was polished.
Habaki :Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length :70.7cm or 27.8 inches.
Sori :1.2cm or 0.47 inches.
Width at the hamachi :3.17cm or 1.24 inches.
Width at the Kissaki :2.65cm or 1.04 inches.
Kasane :0.64cm or 0.25 inches.
The weight of the sword 735 grams.
Era :Edo period.
Shape :Wide and thick sword with deep Sori and longer Kissaki.
Jigane :Masame-Hada well grained. Jinie attached.
Hamon :Niedeki. From Hamachi, Suguha then Gunome-Midare. Ashi and Kinsuji worked.
Special feature: Oshu Sendai Ju Kunikane is the first son of Yamashiro Daijo Kuniane. He became the second generation in1646 and received the name Yamashiro Kami in 1667, passed away in 1672 at the age of 61.
From Aoi Art: Kunikane usually makes Suguha sword. Sword with Gunome-Midare like this one is very rare. Masame-Hada is difficult to make but Kunikane is good at this.