Dai Sho : Oumi Kami Fujiwara Tsuguhira (1st Generation)

Ordering number: AS21341
Dai Sho :
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Dai : Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Token)

Signature : Oumi Kami Fujiwara Tsuguhira (1st Generation)
近江守藤原継平(初代)

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo-jyo saku ranking.
Shinto:Jyo saku:Wazamono:Musashi
The blade was polished.
Habaki:Single copper Habaki with silver color.
Blade length: 69.6cm or 27.4inches.
Sori:1.7cm or 0.66inches.
Mekugi:2
Width at the hamachi: 3.01cm or 1.18inches.
Width at the Kissaki:1.95cm or 0.76inches.
Kasane:0.73cm or 0.28inches.
The weight of the sword: 765grams.
Era:Around the Jokyo era in the Edo period(1684)
Shape:About 5 cm Machiokuri is done but the blade is slightly wide and thick, Sori is deep and Kissaki is long.
Jigane:Itame had well grained, Jinie attached and Hadame is visible.
Hamon:Niedeki Suguha, Koashi works well and slightly long Kinsuji works. Boshi is big, round and finishes with Yakizume.

Special feature:Oumi Kami Fujiwara Tsuguhira, whose real name is Fujita Yohei, learned sword making at 2nd generation or 3rd generation Yasutsugu, and made sword at Edo.

Koshirae:
Tsuba:Oval Shakudo-Ishimeji Tsuba, 3 family crests are engraved on the front, 2 on the back, colored with gold.
Fuchikashira:
Fuchi:Shakudo-ishimeji plate, 2 family crests are engraved with gold color.
Kashira:made of Tsuno.
Saya:Kuroroiro(wet deep black) Saya. Flow of a river is painted, splashes are painted with gold color.
Menuki:Shakudo plate, flowers are engraved with gold color.
Kogai:Shakudo nanako plate, Kenmakiryu(a sword coiled by dragon) and Tokko(single-pronged vajra) are engraved with gold color

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Sho : Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae

Signature : Oumi Kami Fujiwara Tsuguhira Shodai
Motte Nambantetsu Tsukuru Kore
(means: Oumi Kami Fujiwara Tsuguhira 1st Generation has made this sword with Namban iron.)
AOI Bijyutasu Syosin Kanteisyo NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo-jyo saku ranking.
Shinto:Jyo saku:Wazamono:Musashi
The blade was polished.
Habaki :Single copper Habaki with silver color.
Blade length :53.97cm or 21.24inches.
Sori :0.75cm or 0.29inches.
Mekugi:1
Width at the hamachi:3.11cm or 1.22inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.11cm or 0.83inches.
Kasane:0.83cm or 0.32inches.
The weight of the sword:575grams.
Era:Around the Jokyo era in the Edo period(1684)
Shape:The blade is slightly wide and thick,
Sori is shallow, Kissaki is long. Relatively long for Wakizashi.
Jigane:Itamehada well grained, Jinie attached, Hadame is visible.
Hamon:Niedeki, Gunome-midare, Nioikuchi is deep, bright. Sunagashi and Kinsuji work in Hachu.

Koshirae:
Tsuba:Oval Shakudo-Ishimeji Tsuba, 3 family crests are engraved on the front, 2 on the back, colored with gold.
Fuchikashira:
Fuchi:Shakudo-ishimeji plate, 2 family crests are engraved with gold color.
Kashira:made of Tsuno.
Saya:Kuroroiro(wet deep black) Saya. Flow of a river is painted, splashes are painted with gold color.
Menuki:Shakudo plate, flowers are engraved with gold color.
Kozuka:Shakudo nanako plate, Kenmakiryu(a sword coiled by dragon) and Tokko(single-pronged vajra) are engraved with gold color.

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From Aoi Art:Dai Sho set, piece of art by 1st generation of Oumi Kami Tsuguhira. He was originally from Echizen, but came to Edo and became a disciple of 3rd generation of Yasutsugu, tried his best and effort on sword making. His style bears a strong resemblance to 3rd generation Yasutsugu, especially in Wakizashi he used Nambantetsu. Administration date of each Dai and Sho is the same, so we can say that these two are undoubtedly a pair of Dai Sho, including their Koshiraes. Kashira is made of Tsuno, it is Tojosashi-style. Kogai for the Dai(Katana), Kozuka for Wakizashi(Sho), which is very rare matching. Their conditions are also good: Sho with Midare-ba, Dai with Gunome-midare, we can truly recommend this Dai Sho for you.

NBTHK Hozon Token for each
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.

Auction starting Price: 1,300,000 JPY-.

The item was sold at the auction

Dai(Katana)

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Sho(Wakizasi)



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