Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
Signature : Higo Kuni Ju Kuniyasu
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijo saku, Jojo saku Jo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijo saku ranking.
The blade is polished by high ranking polisher.
Habaki : Gold colored copper double Habaki.
Blade length : 69.4 cm or 27.3 inches.
Sori : 2.3 cm or 0.91 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the Hamachi : 3.1 cm or 1.22 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.20 cm or 0.87 inches.
Kasane : 0.72 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : The blade is long and thick with deep curve and long Kissaki nice looking shape.
Jigane : Koitame-hada well grained with Jinie attach. Beautiful Osaka Jigane.
Hamon : Suguha from Hamachi and becomes Gonome-midare with deep Nioikuchi. Sunagashi and Kinsugi work very active. Boshi turns round shape.
Special feature: Higo kami Kuniyasu, his true name is Kobayashi Minamoto Zaemon. He is a younger brother of Kunisuke the 2nd generation.
His style is very similar as Kunisuke 2nd generation.
Kunisuke 2nd generation is well-known sword smith with nice Kobushi Choji Mirare.
But the quality of Kuniyasu blade is rather better than Kunisuke.
We recommend this Katana for you.
Saya : Kawarinuri Saya. (unusual colored Saya)
Tsuba : Eggplant and insect engraved with Shakudo and silver color.
Menuki : Cow is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira : Autumn flower and singing crickets are engraved on silver plate.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.