Katana: Osaka Ju Takahashi Nobuhide 'Gotaiten sword'
Katana in Tachi Koshirae (consignment sale)
Signature : Osaka Ju Takahashi Nobuhide 84 Sai Kin Kitae.
Tame Gotaiten Kinen Showa 3 Nen. (1928)
(*Hagire on the blade near by Hamachi)
The sword was made bu Takahashi Nobuhide age 84 in order to make
anniversary of Gotaiten (Enthronement of the Japanese Emperor) at Showa 3rd.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijo saku, Jojo saku, Jo saku and regular saku)
This sword Takahashi Nobuhide belongs to regular ranking.
The blade is polished.
Habaki : Gold color single habaki.
Blade length : 61.1 cm or inches.
Sori : 2.0 cm or inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.26 cm or inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.51 cm or inches.
Kasane : 0.54 cm or inches.
Era : Showa 3rd (1928)
Shape : The blade is slender with deep curve elegant shape.
Jigane : Koitame-hada well grained like Muji style.
Hamon : Niedeki Suguha and Boshi Ichimai style.
Special feature : Takahasi Nobuhide, Gassan sadakatsu, Yoshichika made many Gotaiten Tachi at that age.
I think these swords were made by western iron like Hayama Enshin. But recently it is rather hard to obtain Gotaiten Tachi.
Koshirae : Koshirae for Gotaite.
Saya :Gold Nashiji saya.
other fitting:On the silver plate, Katakiri bori.
Historical back ground : May 6th, 1928, Chosakurin:Zhang Zuo-Lin who belongs to Manchuria officer was assassinated with bomb. It is said that this was done by Kwantung army, the group of the Imperial Japanese Army.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.