Ordering number: AS20055
Ken in Shirasaya( NBTHK Hozon Token)(NBTHK Kicho Token)
Signature: Mumei (Shinshinto Ashu Sukeyoshi) NBTHK Hozon Token / Mumei (Shimosaka) NBTHK Kicho Token
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyojyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver single Habaki.
Blade length : 56.0cm or 22.0 inches.
Width at the hamachi: 2.75cm or 1.08 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.47cm or 0.97 inches.
The weight of the sword 445 grams.
Era : End of Edo period
Shape: This is a very long Naginata style Ken with Sogi-otoshi and Hi
Jigane: Ko-Itame-hada well grained. Jinie attached, very soft Jigane.
Hamon: Koniedeki-suguha with Ko-Chojimidare and Kogunome-midare. Long Kinsuji worked around the middle of the sword. Good quality peace.
Special feature: This sword was certificated as Shinshinto Ashu Sukeyoshi
but we never see any his sword has long Kinsuji like this.
This is very rare. By the way, Ashu Sukeyoshi is one of
Kondo Isami’s favorite sword. We recommend this sharpe
sword. Just in our opinion but we think this sword is more
older, Nakago and Hi styles are different from Sukeyoshi.
But will sell this sword as Sukeyoshi like NBTHK said.
NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.