Katana: Miyazu Ju Toshitane
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature: Miyazu Ju Toshitane
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade is polished.
Habaki :Copper single Habaki.
Blade length :69.7cm or 27.44 inches.
Sori :0.8 cm or 0.31 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.86 cm or 1.12 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.15 cm or 0.84 inches.
Kasane : 0.66 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Late Edo period Kanei era (1624~1645).
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick with a shallow Sori and long Kissaki. There is Bohi and a leaf-ish Hoimono engraved on the blade.
Jigane :Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach. It is clear, like Muji Jigane.
Hamon : Nioideki Ko-cyouji Midare, the Boshi is Midarekomi shape.
Special feature : Miyazu Ju Toshitane was a student of Sekido Unju Korekazu, and named Unju after his teacher. Although his works resemble his teacher and most of them are Soshuden style, this sword is Ichimonji style. Since his teacher Korekazu had made a lot of Ichimonji style swords, it can be considered that Toshitane followed the teacher's style.
Tsuba : A Mokko shape iron Tsuba, the man taking a rest under the tree is engraved with gold.
Fuchi kashira: Shibuichi, the fighting man with the Yari and the Naginata is engraved with gold.
Saya : Black Ishime Ji Saya.
Menuki : Black flying birds with golden beaks.
NBTHK Hozon Paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : JPY 490,000-.