Katana in Shirasaya
Signature:Sosyu Jyu Masayoshi
Shinshinto:Jyosaku (Aoi Kantei) Sosyu province.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Copper singla habaki.
Blade length : 88.9 cm or 35.0 inches.
Sori : 1.4 cm or 0.55 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 3.09 cm or 1.21 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.17 cm or 0.85 inches.
Kasane : 0.67 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Late Edo period.
Shape : The blade is very long size(88.9cm) and small sori, longer kissaki which is called Kinno to
sword which was welcomed by Samurai at the end of Bakumatrsu(late Edo period)
Jitetsu : Koitame had well grained like Muji style nice texture.
Hamon : Niedeki kogunome and suguha with sunagashi and fine long kinsuji work.
Special feature : Sosyu Jyu Masayoshi was working at Sosyu province who was a student of the Suzuki Masao Kiyomaro school.
He is quite well sword maker but unfortunately by the destroyed Edo Tokugawa shogun.
He was obliged to abolish sword making by the decree banning the wearing of swords.
This sword is very long and nice Jigane and also long clear Kinsuji.
The blade remind us the feeling of the Kiyomaro.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.