Katana: Chikuzen Jun Nobukuni(Yoshikane)
Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Chikuzen Jun Nobukuni(Yoshikane)
Chikizen : Shinto: Jyosaku
Chikuzen province: Shinto Jyusaku ranking.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Chikuzen Jun Nobukuni(Yoshikane) belongs to Jyojyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished
Habaki :gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 70.8 cm or 27.87 inches.
Sori : 1.0 cm or 0.39 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.06 cm or 1.20 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.95 cm or 0.76 inches.
Kasane : 0.77 cm or 0.30 inches.
Era : Edo Period Kanbun era.
Shape : Regular width and thick nice blade.
Jitetsu : Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attached.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Gunome Midare. In Ha, there are Ashi.
Special feature : Shinto Nobukuni school were working
at Nanbokucyo period and moved to Kyusyu.
Nobukuni Yoshisada was moved to Fukuoka province with his master Kuroda daimyo.
This Nobukuni school continued to late Edo period.
Yoshikane was a student of his father Yoshisada named Sukezaemon.
(th generation Tokugawa Yoshimune permitted to put
Aoi family crest on the sword tang 4 sword makers like Shigekane,
Ippei(Ichinohira) Yasuyo and Mondonosyo masakkiyo and other.
Yoshikaane was father of the Shigekane and made many fantastic swords.
I have never seen poor work.
I think these sword makers tried harder not loose their fame.
Koshirae : Handachi Koshirae
Tsuba : Shakudo, tea paraphernalia is engraved with gold and shakudo color.
Fuchikashira and other fittings : Copper, family crest and grass are engraved.
Saya : Black color.
Menuki : Bean is engraved with gold color.
NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 850,000 JPY-