Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
Signature : Oumi Kuni Taneyoshi.
Bunkyu 2 Mizunoe-Inu nen Shogatsu Hi (New Year 1862)
Shinshin to:Cyujyo saku ranjung: Tokyo
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword Oumi Kuni Taneyosh belongs to Saijyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished by hogh ranking polisher.
Habaki :Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 60.60 cm or 23.85 inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.93cm or 1.15 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.36 cm or 0.92 inches.
Kasane : 0.6cm or 0.23 inches.
Era :Late Edo period (1862)
Shape : The blade is rather slall size sword length.
The blade is regular thickness with deep sori and bo-hi is engraved
on both sides of the blade.
Boshi is oo-Kissaki style nice looking shape.
Jigane :Itame hada well grained witrh Jinie attach and chikei work.
Hamon :Niedeki gunome midare with ashi and in Ha,
there are many sunagashi and long kinsuji scatter.
Special feature : Oumi Kuni Taneyoshi was born at Oumi province
and studied under the Gassan Dadayosi and Taikei Naotane.
but due to the Haito-rei, he must stop making swords.
After the Haito-rei finished, He made swords again and
he became The Imperial Household Ministry order sword maker.
But unfortunately he passed away after that Meiji 36 age 83.
This blade is Sosyu den style bright and clear nice sunagashi long kinsuji.
He studied making sword tecunique from Gassan Sadayoshi and also Naotane.
The blade looks very similar with Taikei Naotane wonderful sword.
This sosyu den sword remind us Kiyomaro.
If Meiji government didin’t issu Haito rei, he must be high ranking swordsmth.
Anyway we recommend this wonderful top ranking sword for you.
Saya :Kaeragi saya. (shark skin) very bright nice saya.
Tsuba :On the round shape iron Tsuba, Kiku flower and leaves are endrave.
siganature; Echizen Kinai
Fuchikashira: Shakudo, dragon is engraved with gold color.
Menuki : a dragon is engeaved with gold color.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.