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Katana: Bushu Ju Ishido Hata (below cut) (Toren)(NBTHK Hozon Token) (NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token)

Ordering number:23401

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Signature: Bushu Ju Ishido Hata (below cut) (Toren)

Shinto: Chu-josaku: Wazamono: Bushu.
We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo Saku, Jyojyo Saku, Jyo Saku and Regular Saku.
This work is ranked as Jyo Saku for this swordsmith.
Habaki: Gold foil, single layer.
Blade Length: 68.6 cm (27.01 in).
Curvature: 1.4 cm (0.55 in).
Mekugi Hole: 2 and a half.
Width at Base: 3.01 cm (1.19 in).
Width at Tip: 1.94 cm (0.76 in).
Thickness of Rim: 0.64 cm (0.25 in).
Sword Weight: 685 grams (1.51 lbs).
Era: Edo period.
Shape: Slight suriage but the signature is still identifiable.
Jigane: Small itame hada, well-forged, producing clear utsuri.
Hamon: Konie deki mixed with nioi deki, choji midare from near the hamachi with active koashi. Haba with soft working at the tip of the feet. Boshi, double-edged, nioiguchi softly sweeping.

Features: Known as Ishido Morihisa and Bushu Hachizaemon no Jo. Also called Ishido Hata Toren. The style is Mitsuhira ancient style, reminiscent of Yoshioka Ichimonji at a glance. The shinogiji mixes itame hada and masame hada.
This is a masterpiece that remains captivating.

Aoi Art’s Comment: A splendid piece that at first glance resembles Yoshioka Ichimonji. It is an educational piece that one should study carefully. Observe what differentiates it from kotō, especially the boshi, curvature, jigane of the shinogiji, and the state of the utsuri. This sword is highly recommended for study.

Historical Background: During the Edo period, the demand for swords decreased, leading many swordsmiths to leave their craft. In this environment, smiths like Kohei and Ishido Hattorou aimed to replicate ancient Ichimonji styles, gaining popularity for their faithful reproductions. This sword is an excellent study piece, with clear utsuri.

NBTHK Hozon Token.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token.
Aoi Art estimation paper.
Whole Oshigata.


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