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Katana Masterpiece

Katana: Chikuzen Kami Nobuhide/Keio 2 Nen 10 Gatsuhi


Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)

Signature:Chikuzen Kami Nobuhide
Keio 2 Nen 10 Gatsuhi

The blade was polished.
Blade length : 70.8 cm or 27.87 inches.
Sori : 1.0 cm or 0.39 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.25 cm or 1.27 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.22 cm or 0.87 inches.
Kasane : 0.69 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Late Edo period.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with ookissaki nice looking gorgeous shape.
Jitetsu : Itamne had well grained with jinie attach and chikei work.

Hamon : Niedeki gunome midair and Cyoji midair mixed with rather thick nioikuchi.
In Hamon, sunagashi and clear kinsuji work.
Boshi is midarekomi and kinsuji work along with hamon.

Special feature : Chikuzen Kami Nobuhide was making mirror and engraved nice Horimono on the backside of the mirror.
He decided to make sword for his long his life and muved to Edo and studied under the Kiyomaro.
He became the top wordsmith in Kiyomaro school.
His sword is very similar with Kiyomaro his master sword with a lot of activities sunagashi and kinsuji.
I think this sword looks like Cyogi or Sa scool in Nanbokucyo period.
It is very hard to obtain Kiyomaro school swords recently.
We recommend this sword for you.
The blade is healthy without Kizu and flow.

NBTHK Tokubetsu hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price (credit card) : JPY 1,950,000-.

-Katana, Masterpiece