Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Naniwa Ju Iwai Kanji Nobutsura saku kore
Bunkyu 3 inoshishi nen 8 gatsu Hi (August 1863)
Shinshinto: Chu jyo saku: Settsu province.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Naniwa Ju Iwai Kanji Nobutsura belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished
Blade length : 81.5 cm or 32.08 inches.
Sori : 1.4 cm or 0.55 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.22 cm or 1.26 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.07 cm or 0.81 inches.
Kasane : 0.86 cm or 0.33 inches.
Era : Edo period, around Bunkyu era.
Shape : Wide and thick blade. It looks like Kinnoto.
Jitetsu : Ko-Itame Hada, Mokume Hada with Jinie attach. It is beautiful Jigane.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Suguha.
Special feature : Iwai Kanji Nobutsura was studied under Kurihara Nobuhide.
Typically, his blades are Suguha, wide and thick.
This blade is also magnificent and Jigane is nice.
Koshirae : Handachi Koshriae.
Tsuba : Oval shape iron Tsuba.
Fuchikashira : Kojiri: Iron with flower design.
Saya : Reddish brown Ishime ji Saya.
Menuki : Dragon.
NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 850,000 JPY-