Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Nagato no Kuni Morihide (ShinShin-To)
Hinoe Tora 8 Gatsu Hi(1866)
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 69.8 cm or 27.48 inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 3.18 cm or 1.25 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.2 cm or 0.86 inches.
Kasane : 0.7 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Late Edo period.
Shape : Regular size Katana with Sori. Nice shape Katana.
Jitetsu : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attached.
This is beautiful Jihada.
Hamon : Nie Deki Gunome Midare. In Ha, there are many Ashi.
Boshi is Midarekomi Hakikake Yakisage style.
Special feature : Morihide is same as Seiryuken Moritoshi in some books.
But accurately, Morihide is disciple of Seiryuken Moritoshi.
Because of their Hamon is different. This blade is very helthy.
NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.