Katana : Fukuoka Jyu Suetsugu Shigemitsu
Ordering number : 15322
Katana in Koshirae
Signature : Fukuoka Jyu Suetsugu Shigemitsu Tame(For) Ichikawa Mucho Shi Kitaeno
Zotei Kokai Kouki(Imperial Era) 2600 New Years Day
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
Seidai To-syo Kurai : Saijyo Oowaza mono cutting test ranking.
(syowa sword cutting test ranking)
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver single foiled habaki
Blade length : 65.2 cm or 25.67 inches.
Sori : 2.1 cm or 0.82 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.2 cm or 1.25 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.08 cm or 0.81 inches.
Kasane : 0.64 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Showa 15nen New Years Day
Shape : It is wide and thick Katana and Kissaki is long
Jitetsu : Koitame Hada well grained with JInie attahced. It is close to Muji pattern.
Hamon : Konie Deki with evenly undulated Gunome midare work.
Glowing Sunagashi and Kinsuji works are appearing at some parts.
Special feature : Fukuoka Jyu Suetsugu Shigematsu was born in Meiji 19th year December 6th in Fukuoka.
He was the at the lower branch of Chikuzen Tosho Suetsugu.
He belonged to Nihonto forging school, Kyushu Teikoku University.
This work is similar to late Edo Period Yoshihiro and Showa blade Ikkansai Shigemasa.
He has put much work to this work by looking at the sign Kouki(Imperial Era) Gantan(New Year).
Seidai Tosho Kurai Retsu Saijyo Owaza Fukuoka Jyu Suetsugu Shigemitsu saku.
Tsuba : Iron plate tsuba with warrior design engraved.
Fuchikashira : Shakudo plate with chrysanthemum design engraved and inlaid with Iroe.
Saya : Black Roiro Saya.
Menuki : Shakudo plate with bird design engraved. Modern.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 250,000 JPY- (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)