Katana in Shirasaya (Gurantee : NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Musashi Kuni Minamoto Teruhide
(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 was polished.
Habaki : Gold color single habaki.
Blade length : 64.6 cm or 25.43 inches.
Sori : 1.8 cm or 0.70 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.15 cm or 1.24 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.28 cm or 0.89 inches.
Kasane : 0.79 cm or 0.31 inches.
Era : Showa period
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with rather deep Sori
and longer kissaki nice looking shape.
Jigane : Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach Muji style jigane.
Hamon : Ko Nie Deki and Gunome Chiji Midare with ashi.
Special feature : The Teruhide was working at Saitama prefecture Oomiya city.
He was born in 1902. Teruhide was a member of the army technical
sword smith which was ordered to make swords.
The blade is good, so I think this sword will pass NBTHK Hozon Shinsa.
This blade was made during war time.
(We guarantee this blade will pass NBTHK Hozon Shinsa.
We will submit to NBTHK Shinsa if requested. The NBTHK Shinsa fee will be 27,000 JPY.)
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.