Katana:Seiryuken Moritoshi Tsukuru Kore(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering number: 22368
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Signature: Seiryuken Moritoshi Tsukuru Kore
青龍軒盛俊造之
Bunkyu 2 Mizunoe Inu
文久二壬戌
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
Shinshinto: Chusaku: Suou
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
habaki: Gold foiled single Habaki.
The blade was polished.
Blade length:69.1cm or 27.20inches.
Sori:1.4cm or 0.55inches.
Mekugi:1
Width at the hamachi:3.37cm or 1.32inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.02cm or 0.79inches.
Kasane:0.75cm or 0.29inches.
The weight of the sword:805grams
Era: Around the Bunkyu era, the Edo period
Shape: This swordsmith tends to lengthen Nakago to make swords sharper. The blade is broad and thick with adequate Sori and longer Kissaki: Very unique shape.
Jigane: Koitamehada is very dense. Beautiful surface.
Hamon: Niedeki, Gunomemidare with deep Nioikuchi and lots of Ashi. Sunagashi and Kinsuji work well in Hachu.

Special feature: Seiryuken Moritoshi put priority on sharpness when he made swords, so there are many works of him that have long Nakago. A novelist had been to overseas during WW2 as soldier and he has experienced the sharpness of Moritoshi swords. The sword he used was shorter than 2 Shaku 3 Sun. Moritoshi was also good at blade-engraving.

From Aoi Art: This sword has long Nakago, which becomes thinner to the tip. You’ll know the greatness of this sword when you see the Hamon. Moritoshi was a pupil of CHounsai Tsunatoshi and later he moved back to Yamaguchi prefecture. Tsunatoshi 2nd learned sword making at Moritoshi. He was trusted by Tsunatoshi 1st so much because he let his son learn from him. We truly recommend this one to you.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta

Price:700,000 JPY-.

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