Katana in Shirasaya
Signature :Tame Minoura ke Judai Shugo
Omiya Ju Ihara Teruhide Tsukuruno
Showa 61 Hinoe-tora(1986) February Lucky day.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 74.8cm or 29.45inches.
Sori : 2.2cm or 0.87inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.49cm or 1.37inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.2cm or 0.87inches.
Kasane : 1cm or 0.39inches.
Era : Showa period.
Shape : It is wide 3.49cm wide nad thick katna with bohi engraved
at both sides. It is O-kissaki nice shape katana.
Jitetsu : Itame hada well grained with jinie well attached.
It is nice jigane.
Hamon : Nioi structure gunome midare with long ashi
and soft habuchi. The nioi is rather deep. There is sunagashi and long kinsuji streaks.
Boshi is irregular line and is sharp edged.
Special feature : His real name is Ihara Fukutaro.
He has lived in Omiya and has won 14 prizes.
He was born in Taisho 3rd year and was formerly an authorized army sword smith.
He was studying under Kurihara Hikosaburo.
This piece is deep nioiguchi bright ha, and there is long Kinsuji works.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.