Katana:Bushu Jyu Teruhiro
Ordering number : 12116 (Consignment sale)
Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature: Bushu Jyu Teruhiro
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Copper double habaki.
Blade length : 68.5 cm or 26.96 inches.
Sori : 1.6 cm or 0.62 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 3.03 cm or 1.19 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.17 cm or 0.85 inches.
Kasane : 0.72 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period Tensho era.
Shape : The blade is suriage nakago (small cut shortened). The blade is regular size with deep sori nice lookingg shape.
Jitetsu :Itame hada well grained with jinie attach and visible to see the texture.
Hamon : Niedeki gunome midare and kogunome midare mixed with ash and small sunagashi and also kinsuji work.
Special feature : Bushu Teruhiro school was working from Muromachi period to Shito era.
Mr. Goto sensei who is working at NBTHK said that Bushu swords has many Gibutsu (fake swords) unexpectedly. It means that at Edo period, many swords collectors ordered these kind of swords which is cut well sword.
The signature looks old feeling nice characters.
If the blade will be polished by Nuguinaoshi way, the blade will be changed a lot.
Even though the blade is suriage, the blade has kept in good condition for a long period as important sword by sword collectors.
If you need sashimi polish, ¥20,000 will be added.
Historical background: Warring States Period
NBTHK Hozon Paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.