Ordering number: 20204
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)(Consignment Sale)
Signature: Yoshitsugu Saku (Unknown province. Early Murokachi period.)
Sayagaki: Living National Treasure Honami Nishu
Bizen Koku Ju Saemon Jo Taira Yosjitsugu Saku
Tachi Mei Sa Mei Saku Jidai Gentoku Koro Kasaku Nari Honami Nishu Kao
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to the Jyo-jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Gold foiled double Hhabaki.
Blade length: 75.75 cm or 29.82 inches.
Sori : 2.51 cm or 0.98 inches.
Width at the hamachi: 3.09 cm or 1.21 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 1.9 cm or 0.74 inches.
Kasane : 0.70 cm or 0.27 inches.
The weight of the sword: 930 grams.
Era : NBTHK : The end of Nanbokucho to early Muromachi period 1381.
Living National Treasure Honami Nishu: Kamakura period,
around Gentoku era 1329.
Shape: Almost Ubu style and keep the figure of that period.
Rather wide and thick Katana with regular Sori.
Jigane: Itame Hada well grained with Mokume. The Jigane has soft feeling.
There are Utsuri.
Shinogi-ji: Itame Hada nagare, Shinogiji is narrorw
Hamon: Nie Deki, thick Nioikuchi. There are Ashi and soft Yo.
Boshi is Midarekomi and turns back style.
Special feature: According to the appraisal of NBTHK, this sword was made around the early Muromachi period.
There are so many Yoshitsugu.
It is difficult to distinguish which generations.
Living National Treasure Honami Nishu said the blade was mde the Kamakura period around Gentoku era 1329.
The blade has large Sori and 75.75 cm long.
Koshirae: Tachi Koshirae.
We guess that the Koshirae was made since the Meiji period.
Kin Nashiji Saya with gold Makie Aoi family crests.
Shakudo Nanako plate, there are a lot of Kamon with gold color.
Recently, the sale of Tachi Koshirae has decreased.
We recommend this sword for you.
From Aoi Art: The blade is long. The shape is shown at the end Nanbokucho period. Recently that such a long blade is rare and valuable.
The Tachi Koshirae is also good.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.