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Katana:Hamabe Mino Kami Fujiwara Toshinori (February 1796)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering number:23891

Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Signature: Hamabe Mino Kami Fujiwara Toshinori
Kansei 8 Hinoe-Tatsu Nen 2 Gatsu Hi (February 1796)

Shinshinto: Jyo Saku: Inaba
We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo Saku, Jyojyo Saku, Jyo Saku and Regular Saku.
This work is ranked as Jyojyo Saku for Toshinori.
Habaki: Silver, single-layered
Blade Length: 65.3 cm (25.71 in)
Curvature: 1.0 cm (0.39 in)
Mekugi Hole: 2
Width at Base: 3.18 cm (1.25 in)
Width at Tip: 2.02 cm (0.80 in)
Thickness: 0.76 cm (0.30 in)
Sword Weight: 745 grams
Era: Late Edo period
Shape: Broad, thick with an extended kissaki and elegant curvature
Jigane: Well-forged with a fine ko-itame grain, creating a clear muji-hada
Hamon: Starts as suguha from the hamachi, transitioning into a beautiful choji-midare with nioi

Features: Known as Gonzaemon, later Kurozaemon, Toshinori taught the famous swordsmith Kiyomaro, whose early works closely resembled those of Toshinori. Kiyomaro eventually developed his own distinct style, diverging from his teacher's techniques.

Aoi Art’s Comment: Hamabe Mino no Kami Fujiwara Toshinori mastered the choji-midare pattern, which was continued by the Yokoyama school. He excelled in creating beautiful choji-midare on a clear muji-hada, with notable patterns like Kikusui and Fujimi Saigyo.

Saya: Ishimeji Saya
Tsuba: Mokko-shaped iron tsuba with high-relief carvings of an ox, mountains, and plants, decorated with gold
Fuchikashira: Silver with a raised and recessed design
Menuki: Shakudo with high-relief carvings of dragons

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