Ordering number: AS22425
Katana in Shirasaya
Signature: Sasshu Ju Minamoto Morikazu Saku
Heisei 10 Nen 1 Gatsu Hi
(translation: Sasshu Ju Minamoto Morikazu made this sword on a day in January, Heisei
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
habaki: Silver double Habaki
The blade was polished.
Blade length:71.7cm or 28.22inches.
Sori:1.6cm or 0.62inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.09cm or 1.21inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.11cm or 0.83inches.
Kasane:0.61cm or 0.24inches.
The weight of the sword:685grams
Era: Modern Times
Shape: The blade is slightly broad and normally thick with Bohi on the both sides, deep
Sori, and longer Kissaki. Well-shaped sword.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well.
Hamon: Moedeki Gunomemidare. Sunagashi moves well in Ha. Boshi turns back in a small circle and small particales of Kinsuji work.
Special feature: Sasshu Ju Minamoto Morikazu has great ancestors: Kongo Hyoe. The bottom of his Nakago is shaped like Sotoba. Now he makes Gunomemidare works.
From Aoi Art: Sasshu Ju Minatomo Morikazu, whose real name is Fujita Kazumasa, lives in Satsuma town, Satsuma province, in Kagoshima prefecture. This blade was made for Iai, so it has Bohi on the both sides and it became a little bit lighter. It is really suitable not only for Iai, but also for appreciation.
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta