Katana in Shirasaya
Signature : Takabane Hiroshi.
Syowa 55Nen 2 Gatsu hi.(1980,Feb)
The blade was polished by good polisher.
Blade length : 67.2 cm or 26.45 inches.
Sori : 1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.34 cm or 1.31 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.45 cm or 0.96 inches.
Kasane : 0.69 cm or 0.27 inches.
Weight of only blade : 720 gram
Era : Modern times.
Shape : The blade is Katakiri ha with long kissaki.
Jitetsu : Koitame had well grained with jinie attach beautiful texture.
There are small kizu on the moot side.
Hamon : Niedeki gunome midare and kogunome midare mixed.
Boshi is midarekomi style.
Special feature : Hiroshi Takaba was born at Syowa 29th October 5th and worked at Gifu prefecture.
He studied from his father Takaba Makoto.
He submitted the blade to thew shins from Syowa 53 and got the prizes
like Tokusyo prize 1 time, Yusyu soy prizes 2 times and others.
He will be expecting high ranking wordsmith in the future.
The blade is Katakiriba hamon and long kissaki like Nanbokucyo style.
Probably he tried to make a copy of the Kaneuji.
There are some kizu on the moot side but not serious.
The blade is polished by high ranking polisher.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.