Ordering number: 23451
Dai Sho in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Dai: Katana(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Sesshu Osaka Ju Fujiwara Sukehiro Tsukuru Kore
Keian Gannen 8 Gatsu Kichijitsu
Saayagaki(translation): Made by Ssshu Osaka Ju fujiwara Sukehiro. Production date: Keian 1. The Length: 2 Shaku 2 Sun 6 Bu. Written by Kunzan in Showa Kinoto Ushi(1985), in Kugayama house.
Shinto: Jyojyo saku: Saijyo oowazamono: Settsu
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Saijyo saku ranking.
habaki: Gold foiled double Habaki
The blade iss polished.
Blade length:68.6cm or 27.0inches.
Sori:1.9cm or 0.748 inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.07cm or 1.201inches.
Width at the Kissaki:1,9cm or 0.748inches.
Kasane:0,68cm or 0.268inches.
The weight of the sword:675grams
Era: Around the Keian era, the Edo period. 1648
Shape: The blade is relatively longer and broaderwith deep Sori and slightly longer Kissaki.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well with Jinie. Beautiful Osaka Jigane.There is slight Utsuri.
Hamon: Niedeki Chojimidare. Koashi and Ha come in softly and last to the edge.
Boshi: Chojimidare is Midareomi and turns back round.
Special Feature: This work is on “Echizen Sukehiro Taikan”, p67. It is Shinto, but the atmosphere is like Koto. This must be a trace of Ichimonji, judged from its shape and Sori.
Koshirae: Handachi Koshirae
Tsuba: Mokko-shaped iron Tsuba. Ocean and dragon are engraved with gold color. The rim is covered with gold.
Fuchikashira/Kojiri/Kurigata: Shakudo plate. Arabesque is engraved.
Saya: Brown Saya, seashell Chirashi.
Kozuka: Shakudo Nanako plate, chrysanthemum is engraved with gold color.
Kogai: Shakudo Nanako plate, tiger and plants are engraved with gold color.
Menuki: Shakudo plate, paddy rice is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art:
Signature: (Kikumon)Takai Echizen Kami Minamoto Rai Nobuyoshi
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku, Jyo saku, and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade is polished.
Habaki: Copper single habaki.
Blade length:49.5cm or 19.4inches.
Sori: 1.1 cm or 0.43inches.
Width at the hamachi: 3.2 cm or 1.25inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.14 cm or 0.84inches.
Kasane: 0.73 cm or 0.28inches.
The weight of the sword: 555grams.
Era: Edo period Enpo era.
Shape: Wide and thick sword with regular Sori and longer Kissaki.
Jigane: Ko-Itame-Hada well grained, Jinie attached beautiful Jigane.
Hamon: From Habuchi, Suguha then deep Nioikuchi Suguha with Notare. Ashi,
Sunagashi, Kinsuji worked. Boshi is round shape, Ichimai style then. Hakikake style.
Special Feature: Takai Echizen Kami Minamonto Rai Nobuyoshi is Yamashiro Shinano Kami Nobuyoshi’s 3rd son. He study a lot from his father and made sword same as Inoue Shinkai, deep Nioikuchi Suguha with Notare. He made a lot of swords from Empo era to Genroku era.
From Aoi Art: Nobuyoshi continued to many generations but this Nobukuni is one of the best swords. Hamon is Notare Suguha with many works. Especially, works strongly around Monouchi area. We recommend you this sword.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta