Sue koto: Chujyo saku:Wazamono cutting test ranking:Kaga province.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 68.1 cm or 26.81 inches.
Sori : 0.6 cm or 0.23 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.90 cm or 1.14 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.05 cm or 0.80 inches.
Kasane : 0.56 cm or 0.22 inches.
Era : Muromachi period, around Eisho era.
Shape : The blade is ordinary mihaba and Kasane with deep sori.
Jitetsu : Itame hada well grained with jinie attach.
Hamon : Nie Deki Suguha Kicho with mixture of Gunome midare.
Special feature : Kashu Ietsugu is a sword smith of Kaga province
who was active during late Muromachi period circa Kouji era(1555-1558).
He was also called Kaga Aoe. Utsuri is appearing on the Ji and the Hada pattern could be clearly observed.
This blade has small Kizu around Monouchi and Shinogi Ji part.
But the Ha is active, you an enjoy this blade.
Tsuba : Iron Tsuba, polka dots are engraved with open work.
Fuchi: Shakudo Nanako, Samurai is engraved with gold color.
Kashira : Iron, person and landscape are engraved.
Saya : Black Roiro Saya.
Menuki : Leaves are engraved.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.