Order number : 16461
Tachi in Shirasaya :
Signature : Musashi Ju Kuniie Saku
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijo saku, Jojo saku, Jo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jojo saku ranking.
The blade is polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled copper Habaki.
Blade length : 72.6 cm or 28.58 inches.
Sori : 2.7 cm or 1.06 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the Hamachi : 3.32 cm or 1.31 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.35 cm or 0.93 inches.
Kasane : 0.84 cm or 0.33 inches.
Era : Modern ages.
Shape : Thick, long and wide blade with Bohi engraved on both sides.
Jigane : Koitame-hada well grained with Jinie attach.
Hamon : Wide Jukachoji Midare Hamon with Ashi Yo working active. Boshi Midarekomi style.
Special feauture : The sword smith Yoshiwara Kuniie’s real name is Yoshiwara Shoji. He studied sword forging techniques from his grand father Kuniie the first generation. He researched Bizenden with his elder brother Yoshihiot. He got permission for sword making from the Agency for Cultural Affairs at Showa 40th (1965) and at Showa 57th (1982), he became Mukansa the top of swordsmiths when he was just 37 years old. And he also became holder of Important Intangible Cultural Property of Tokyo, and the chairman of All Japan Swordsmith Association.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.