Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(Guarantee: NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Hamabe Mino Kami Fujiwara Toshinori(Jukaku)
Tenmei 6nen 12gatsu-hi Oite Tobu saku kore (February, 1786)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saki)This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :silver single habaki.
Blade length : 62.72 cm or 26.66 inches.
Sori : 1.2 cm or inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.89 cm or 1.13 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.93 cm or 0.75 inches.
Kasane : 0.73 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Edo period, around Tenmei era.
Shape : Regular size nice shape Katana.
Jitetsu: Ko-Itame Hada and Mokume Hada mix with Jinie attach.
Hamon: Nie Deki, Suguha. Around the Kissaki part, there are deep Nioikuchi.
BOshi is round and Hakikake shape.
Special feature : Jukaku (Toshinori) was a swordsmith in Inaba province.
He studied under Kanesaki of Hoki area, and then he was called Kaneyoshi or Tokuei.
After, he moved to Edo, and he became a student of Matsumura Masanao.
In 1785, he was allowed to engrave “Mino no kami” in his signature,
and he changed his signature to Jukaku.
It is said that he was a master of Kiyomaro.
The first stage of the Kiyomaro made typical Toshinori hamon cyoji midare.
This blade is Suguha Hamon. And the Ha is bright.
Tsuba: Round shape iron Tsuba with openwork. This iron is very nice.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo, flower is engraved with gold color.
Saya: Kawari Nuri Saya.
Menuki: Shakudo, carp is engraved with gold color.