Ordering number: 22207
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Dewa Daijyo Fujiwara Kunimichi(first generation)
shinto:Jyojyo saku:Wazamono: Yamashiro.
(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 was polished by highest ranking polisher.
Habaki:Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 63.6cm or 25.0 inches.
Sori : 0.91cm or 0.35 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi :3.17 cm or 1.24 inches.
Width at the Kissaki :2.21 cm or 0.87 inches.
Kasane : 0.69cm or 0.27 inches.
The weight of the sword 635 grams
Era : Edo period, Kanei era. Around 1624
Shape : Wide and thick sword. Sori is shallow but Kissaki is longer. Typical Kanei-era’s sword.
Jigane :Itame Hada well grained, Chikei is visible.
Hamon : Niedeki Gunome-Midare and Togari Gunome-Midare mixed. Jinie attached,
Sunagashi and Kinsuji worked clearly. Boshi is Notare round shape Sansaku style.
Special feature: Dewa Daijo Fujiwara Kunimichi is Kunihiro’s student. There
is a sword engraved that he was 77 years old. He live
long and made swords whole his life. His sword similar to
Kunihiro and also Masatoshi.
From Aoi Art: We asked the highest ranking polisher to polish this sword so that
all effects in Jigane and also Hamon are visible clearly and
there is no flaw. The condition of Nakago is also good and Mei is
left clear. We are sure the price of this sword will raise day by day.
We strongly recommend you this sword.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper
whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta