Ordering number : 12300 (Consignment sale)
Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature: Higono kami Tachibana Yoshitsugu
Sinto : Chu-jyo saku ranking : Satsuma province
The blade was polished.
Habaki :Silver double habaki.
Blade length : 66.8 cm or 26.29 inches.
Sori : 0.8 cm or 0.31 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 3.09 cm or 1.21 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.85 cm or 0.72 inches.
Kasane : 0.57 cm or 0.22 inches.
Era :Edo Kanbun to Genroku period.
Shape : The blade is regular sized with small sori Kanbun style.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach once texture.
Hamon : Niedeki fat deep nioikuchi suguha and in Ha, there are many fat ashi and yo work and also sunagashi and small kinsuji work.
Boshi is also deep nioikuchi round shape.
Special feature : Higono kami Tachibana Yoshitsugu was working at Tobu province near Musashi.
He became a student of the Hojyoji Kunimasa and got the title Higo Kami. At Genroku era, he moved to Satsuma province southern part of Japan Kyushu and made swords.He was influenced a lot by the sword makers at that place.
He made wide and thick healthy blades.
He also influenced from Kotetsu and Kaneshige.
This sword looks like Kaneshige or Kotetsu.
The deep nioikuchi fat suguha hamon with a lot of activities is marvelous.
NBTHK Hozon Paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : JPY 400,000-.
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(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)