Katana in Shirasaya
Signature : Shinano Kami Nobuyoshi (2nd generation)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo-saku ranking.
Shinto : Cyujyo saku ranking : Wazamono cutting test ranking : Yamashiro province.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 75.0 cm or 29.52 inches.
Sori : 0.7 cm or 0.27 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.11cm or 1.22 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.02 cm or 0.79 inches.
Kasane : 0.73 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanei era.
Shape : On the both sodes of the blade engraved dtragons.
Jigane : Itame hada well grained with jinie and chikei work and visible to see the texture well.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha based with deep nioikuchi.
In hamon, there are many sunagashi and ashi work.
Boshi is hakikake style togari ba and turnes back sharply.
Special feature : 2nd generation Nobuyoshi is high reputation swordsmith.
This blade’s jigane is really wonderful like Koto Yamato style.
Dragon engrave is nice and deep which was made around Meiji to early Syowa. The horimono is qute nice.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.