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Katana: Miyakawa Hidekazu Saku / Manen Gannen 12 gatsu hi.(Edo Period Manen 1st year December) 1860,December.

Ordering number : 15585 (Consignment Sale)

Katana in Shirasaya with Fujishiro Estimation Paper

Signature :Miyakawa Hidekazu Saku.
Manen Gannen 12 gatsu hi.(Edo Period Manen 1st year December) 1860,December.

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Miyakawa Hidekazu belongs to Jyo saku ranking.

The blade was polished by good polisher.
Habaki: Silver single habaki.
Blade length :70.6 cm or 27.79inches.
Sori : 1.4cm or 0.55inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi :3.1 cm or 1.22inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.15cm or 0.85inches.
Kasane : 0.62 cm or 0.24inches.
Era : Late Edo period Manen first year(1860) December.
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick with suitable sori and longer kissaki.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach nice texture.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha and boshi is midarekomi style yakisage.

Special feature : Miyakawa Hidekazu was a student of the 7th generation korekazu. afoter 10 years later, decree banning the wearing of swords was issued so he was obliged to stop making sword.
Back ground of the age:Sakurada mon gai no Hen.
Manen Gannen Tokugawa syogun top ranking officer Ii Naosuke Tairo was assassinated by Moto samurai and other 17 members.

Recently Japanese yen dropped about 40% comparing US$.
So it is very good timing for buying Japanese swords and fittings for investment.

The below Ukiyoe picture is a scene of the battling of Mito samurai and others against Tokugawa Shogun top ranking officer Ii Naosuke Tairo.

"Sakuradamon incident 1860" by Anonymous Japanese 1860 - "Saigo Takamori and Okubo Toshimichi", p.29. Licensed under パブリック・ドメイン via ウィキメディア・コモンズ -

Fujishiro Estimation Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 500,000 JPY- (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)