Katana in Shirasaya
Signature : Noshu Ju Kuriyama Kaneaki Kitae kore
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Kaneaki belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 67.5 cm or 26.57 inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.29 cm or 1.29 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.47 cm or 0.97 inches.
Kasane : 1.015 cm or 0.39 inches.
Era : Showa period.
Shape : Wide and thick blade. This blade is imitation of Nagamaki.
Jitetsu : Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attached. The hada pattern is well seen.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Gunome Midare and Togari Gunome Midare mixed.
Boshi is large Hakikake, long Yakisage style.
Special feature : Kuriyama Kaneaki, he was called as Kuriyama Kenjiro.
He was born in December 1888 in Gifu(Mino) province.
He was a member of the army ordered sword maker.
He studied under the Watanabe Kanenaga.
He passed away in 1966. This blade was made after the war.
This blade is imitation of Nagamaki.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.