Ordering number : 15392
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)(NTHK estimation paper for the Tsuba)
Signature :Fujiwara Naganobu Zo
Keio Gan Chu Shoshu
Shinshinto: Jyo Saku: Musashi province.
(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.
Habaki : Single copper Habaki.
Blade length : 69.1 cm or 27.20 inches.
Sori :0.8 cm or 0.31 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.12 cm or 1.22 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.26 cm or 0.88 inches.
Kasane : 0.69 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Late Edo period.
Shape : Wide and thick Katana with small Sori.
The Kissaki is relatively long. From the Habaki part,
the Shinogi-ji is shaved to make the blade lighter.
Jigane : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
The Jigane is clear.
Hamon : Ko-Nie Deki, Choji Midare. The Habuchi is soft.
Boshi is round Yakizume style.
Special feature: Takahashi naganobu was a student of the First generation Cyounsai Tsunatoshi.
He said his name Fuyuhiro for the first stage and then changed
his name to Takahashi naganobu.
Saya : Black Roior Saya.
Tsuba : Mumei(Nagasaki). Round shape iron Tsuba, dragon is engraved.(NTHK estimation paper)
Menuki : Shakudo, some pattern is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo Nanako, chrysanthemum is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: This blade is typical Takahashi Naganobu.
The blade is solidly built and nice Choji Midare Hamon.
The Hamon looks like Koyama Munetsugu or Chounsai Tsunatoshi.
The Koshirae is also nice.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
NTHK estimation paper for the Tsuba
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.