Katana : Nosyu Bugei Hachiman Ju Kanekuni/Heisei Hinotoi 2 Gatsu kichijitsu
Ordering number : 14869
Katana in Koshirae
Signature : Nosyu Bugei Hachiman Ju Kanekuni
Heisei Hinotoi 2 Gatsu kichijitsu
Mukansa sword maker (At NBTHK approved as the top ranking sword smith)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Ihara Minamoto Teruhide belongs to Jyojyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 73.6 cm or 28.97 inches.
Sori : 1.7 cm or 0.66 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.45 cm or 1.35 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.61 cm or 1.02 inches.
Kasane : 0.82 cm or 0.32 inches.
Era : Modern times
Shape : It is wide and thick with much Sori. It is deep shape katana.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained with JInie attached. It is cler Jigane.
Hamon : Nie deki gunoem midare with much ups and down.
The Nioiguchi is deep and Doranba style. There is much sunagashi and kinsuji work. Boshi is notare mixed round shape.
Special feature: Kanekuni, his real name is Ogawa Kunihiko, was born in Taisho 14th year January 25th.
He has studied under Ogawa Kanekuni and as become the authorized sword smith of army.
After the war, he made his own factory the Gifu prefecture Seki city Bugei cho Hachiman.
He has won several prizes including Prize of Encouragement.
The work is fine and nice work.
Koshirae : Modern
Tsuba : Modern
Fuchikashira : Modern
Saya : Abalone sparkles wonderful saya.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 900,000 JPY (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)