Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Oite Hoshu Imagawa no Hotori ni oite Sa Kunimitsu
Mizunoene Shogatsu Kichijitsu Yamashita Hideo Saku Kore
(Made by Yamashita Hideo A day in New Years 1972 produced by )
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Sa Kunimitsu belongs to Jyosaku ranking.
Habaki: Silver Single Habaki
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 80.1cm or 31.53 inches.
Sori : 2.0 cm or 0.78 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.58cm or 1.40 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.42cm or 0.95 inches.
Kasane : 0.76cm or 0.29 inches.
Era : Modern period.
Shape : It is 3.58cm and 80cm long magnificent Katana.
The sword becomes O Kissaki. It is wonderful work.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained with Jinie attached. Chikei work is is inside.
It si Ayasugi hada style work with much expresstion in the Jigane.
Hamon : Nie Deki Gunome midare with Sunagashi and Kinsuji works applied.
Boshi area is Midarekomi undulating Hamon.
Special feature : This katana is an order made sword of Sa Kumitsu
who is a sword smith of Kyushu area.
The sword is very fine because it is fully ordered.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.