Ordering number: 21791
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature : Sakakura Gonnoshin Terukane
Tenna 2 nen 2 gatsuhi
Sayagaki: written by Dr. Kanzan in winter 1970.
Sakakura Gonnoshin Terukane
Tenna 2 nen 2 gatsuhi
The blade was well made. This is typical his sword.
Blade length is 2 Shaku 3 Sun.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku, Jyo saku, and regular saku)
This sword belongs Jyo Jyo saku to ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: solid gold habaki. 45 grams (Kiri mon engaved)
Blade length: 69.6cm or 27.4inches.
Sori: 1.4 cm or 0.55inches.
Width at the hamachi: 3.2cm or 1.25inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.13cm or 0.83inches.
Kasane: 0.66cm or 0.25inches.
The weight of the sword: 730 grams.
Era: Edo period Tenwa 2nd, 1685.
Shape: Wide and thick sword with regular Sori and Kissaki.
Jigane: Ko-Itame-Hada well grained, Jinie attached.
Hamon: Niedeki, from Hamachi, Niedeki Suguha then deep Nioikuchi Gunome-Midare. Ashi worked clearly. Boshi is deep round shape.
Special Feature: Terukane is a student of the Echigo Kami Kanesada 1st
generation, At first, the he used the same name as the
1st and is the Kanesada 2nd, but the son of the 1st also
become sword smith so he changed his name to Terukane
and the son became the Kanesada 3rd. He changed name
in 1681, when he was Kanesada 2nd, he usually do not
engrave the backside Mei, but after he become Terukane,
he usually engrave it like this sword.
Tsuba: Thick Shakudo Nanako plate, Dragon and cloud is engraved with gold color. Mei:Goto Mitsumasa Horu Kore
Fuchikashira: Shakudo Nanako plate. Dragon and wave is engraved with gold color. Mei:Goto Ekijo(Kao)
Kojiri, Kurikata: Shakudo Nanako plate, Dragon and wave is engraved with gold color.
Saya: Gold powder gorgeous Saya.
Menuki: person riding horse and person riding dragon is engraved with gold color on Shakudo plate.
From Aoi Art: Echigo no kami Kanesada has very few works with Uramei, but when it comes to Sakakura Gonnoshin Terukane, all swords are inscribed. I don’t know what this means, but he was adopted after the first generation Kanesada disciple. After that, he named Kanesada and later followed Echigo Kami Kanesada, but he changed his name to Enpo 8 Nen 2 Gatssu as Sakakura Gonnoshin Terukane due to the fact that the officials could not get the official name without permission. It is thought that it became a habit to put Uramei from that time. This sword is quite nice sword we recommend this item for you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta