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Katana : Gisuke

Ordering number : 14520

Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Paper)

Signature : Gisuke

The blade was polished.
Blade length : 70.60 cm or 27.79 inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 4
Width at the hamachi : 3.12 cm or 1.22 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.29 cm or 0.90 inches.
Kasane : 0.58 cm or 0.22 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period.
Shape : Wide and rather thick blade with large Kissaki.
Jitetsu : Itame Hada and Mokume Hada mixed with Jinie and Chikei.
Hamon : Nie Deki Suguha with Uchiyoke style Hamon mixed.
There are Tobiyaki. Boshi is Notare Sansaku style. In Ha, there are Yo.

Special feature : Shimada Gisuke(Yoshisuke) is one of the best well known sword maker in Suruga province.
First generation Gisuke was a student of the Sosyu masahiro.
From the shape, this blade was made around late Muromachi period
and Keicho Shinto style. It is difficult to judge the generation of Gisuke. We think that this blade is 3rd generation of Gisuke.

NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price (credit card) : JPY 490,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 500,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)