Ordering Number: 23094
Tachi(old style katana) in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Inscription: Choshu Ju Fujimoto Samon Morihide Kore Wo Tsukuru
Bunkyu 4 Nen Ne 2Gatau Hi
Shinshin-To: Chu saku: Nagato
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade is polished.
Blade length: 76.3cm or 30.0in.
Sori: 1.4cm or 0.6in.
Width at the hamachi: 3.3cm or 1.3in.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.3cm or 0.9in.
Kasane: 0.74cm or 0.29in.
The weight of the sword: 995g
Shape: The blade is broad and thick with small warpage and long Kissaki. It has large Ububa.
Jigane: Koitamehada is very dense.
Hamon: Niedeki, rounded Gunomemidare with partial sharp edge.
Era: Bunkyu 4(1864), the end of the Edo period
Features: Choshu Ju Fujimoto Samon Morihide is a swordstmish from Choshu province(now Yamaguchi prefecture). He made a lot of powerful works.
Tsuba: Round-shaped Shakudo Tsuba.
Fuchikashira:Shakudo-Nanako plate with family crest engraving.
Kashira: made of horn.
Saya: Black colored.
Menuki: Shakudo plate with high-relief carving of a spider.
From Aoi Art: When the Edo shogunate was overthrown in 1867 and a new government formed, the production of swords was banned until the mid-Meiji period.
This sword is clean and well-made. We truly recommend this sword.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper:whole Oshigata