Katana: Musashi Koku Ju Kato Chozaemon Sanehira Saku
Ordering Number : 13137
Katana: in Shirasaya
Signature: Musashi Koku Ju Kato Chozaemon Sanehira Saku.
Tame Nakano Minoru Shi. Showa Mizunoe-Ne Nen 2 Gatsu Hi.
The blade is polished (This blade was accepted at the NBTHK polish contest in 2012),
with a silver habaki
Blade length: 71.4cm or 28.11inches.
Sori: 2.0cm or 0.79inch.
Width at the hamachi: 3.5cm or 1.38inches.
Era: Showa period. February 1972.
Shape: A shinogi-zukuri katana. Broadish mihaba and short kissaki create a strong atmosphere.
Horimono: Bo-hi is carved on the both sides of the blade. There are kizu on the reverse side.
Jitetsu: Masame is combined with itame-hada. Jinie appears on the surface.
Hamon: Nie-deki. Gunome-midare waves with deep nioi-kuchi including togari-ba. Sunagashi has the charm of variety that graces the hamon.
Sanehira was a well-known gendai swordmisth of Tokyo who was born in 1915. His real name was Sanehira Kato who learned under Horii Taneaki, Sanehira's father Kanekuni and Sanekuni. Sanehira worked as a Jumei-tosho of Japanese army in the prewar days. In the postwar Japan, Sanehira got 13 times of the Nusen prize at the annual sword-making competition held by the NBTHK. Once he succeeded his father's name Kanekuni as the Second in 1945. This name was handed over to his eldest son in 1965.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 480,000 JPY –(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)