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Katana: Hamabe Min Ryushi Toshizane


Katana in Shirasaya

Signature: Hamabe Min Ryushi Toshizane.
Tenpou 3nen 8 Gatuhi (August 1832)

The blade was polished by good polisher.
Habaki : Silver single habaki.
Blade length : 68.0 cm or 26.77 inches.
Sori : 1.4 cm or 0.55 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 3.04 cm or 1.19 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 0.66 cm or 0.25 inches.
Kasane : 2.98 cm or 1.17 inches.
Era : Late Edo period, Kyoho era.
Shape : The blade is regular sized with sori and rather longer kissaki.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada and komokume hada mixed with jinie attach Muji style.
Hamon : From the Hamachi, nioideki suguha and then choji midare hamon.

Special feature : Hamabe Min Ryushi Toshizane was a son of the Hamabe Toshinori
and named Toshikuni for the first stage.
He sometimes used Gihachiro as sama as Suishinsi Masahide.
He regularly interacted with one another Suishinshi Masahide.
His subjects are quite same as his fatherr's sword.
He also connected with Kawamura Toshitaka who was master of the famous sword maker Kiyomaro.
I saw early stage of Kiyomaro before and surprised the Hamon
which looks like typical gunome choji midare hamon. Hamabe school was influenced
a lot to other sword makers like Yokoyama school
Sukenaga and Sukekane and others.

Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 650,000 JPY-