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Katana : Emura saku


Katana in Shirasaya(Guarantee NBTHK Hozon paper.)

Signature : Emura saku

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saki)This sword belongs to Saijo saku ranking.
The blade was polished
Habaki :gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 66.6cm or 26.22 inches.
Sori : 1.6cm or 0.62 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.25cm or 1.27 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.18cm or 0.85 inches.
Kasane : 0.62cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Late period.
Shape : It is long 3.25cm and wide and thick healthy and big katana.
Kissaki is long ended. It is nice shape katana.
Jitetsu :Ko-Itame Hada well grained with clear and fine Jigane.
Hamon : Konie Deki Suguha style with gunome midare mix.
Ashi is long and NIoiguchi is deep. Boshi is round end.

Special feature : According to the sword expert, Nagamitsu and Emura were working
at the Okayama prison during war time. I think the the Capability is higher than regular Nagamitsu.
If the blade is polished like this sword, the blade looks much better
than Yasukuni shrine blade like Yasunobu and Yasushige class.
In the future, Emura will be accepted high reputation.
This sword was perfect polish by nice polisher and visible to see his fantastic work.
Chounsai Emura is the head of the Okayama warden.
The maker of the sword will collect convicts who are in serious behavior
and made them make swords in the prison next to the head warden.
The polishing was also done in the sword factory.
Before, Nagamitsu and Emura have been easily confused. However,
Emura made better condition work than Nagamitsu.
Emura has been passed away at Showa 35th year.
I have been looking in to Emura and Nagamitsu for a long time
and I can say that while Nagamitsu has made many sword of different qualities,
Emura has made all sword above the standard.
Some swords may even be better than the Yasukuni sword.
There were signature such as 江-E-, 江村Emura-、長運斉江村作Chounsai Emura saku.
This sword is very healthy nice looking shape.
I think this hamon looks shinshinto jyosaku ranking high quality blade.

(We guarantee this blade will pass NBTHK Hozon Shinsa.
We will submit to NBTHK Shinsa if requested.)
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 400,000 JPY-