Ordering number : 18382
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(Consignment Sale)
Signature : HIDA KAMI FUJIWARA UJIFUSA
(Not reliable signature)
(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 high ranking polisher.
Habaki :gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 69.7 cm or 27.44 inches.
Sori :1.5cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.84 cm or 1.118 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.21 cm or 0.87 inches.
Kasane : 0.7 cm or 0.275 inches.
Era : Late Edo period.
Shape : The blade is regular width and thickness
with deep sori and longer
kissaki nice looking shape.
Jigane :Itame hada well grained with jinie attach
and chikei work active and visible to see the texture well.
Hamon :Konie deki deep nioikuchi Cyoji midare and togari ha
with thick nioikuchi. In Hamon, sunagashi, kinsuji
and also asi are working soft habuchi.
Boshi: Midare komi style kaen and hakikake style active hamon.
Special feature:. The blade signature is mentioned
as Hida Kami Ujifusa and engraved well but checked the signature,
I don’t accept the signature.
The Jigane and Hamon both different from real signature.
This sword is very active temper line and well grained jigane
which looks like shin-shin to Naokatsu.
Saya :Black brown ishimeji style saya.
Tsuba :On the round shape iron tsuba, shishi dog
and peony flowers are engraved with gold color.
Menuki : On the syakudo plate, shi shi dog is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: on the silver plate, Oni is engraved with gold color.
Kojiri: On the silver plate, the edge is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: Unfortunately we don’t accept as genuine signature
from the Jigane and Hamon. But the blade itself very active nice sword.
I think the blade looks Naokatsu in shin-shinto.
The sword Koshirae is wonderful and suitable for high ranking Iai practice sword amd Kansyo(viewing) sword.
Of course if remove the signature, the blade will be Hozon Token.
We recommend this nice active sword with nice Koshirae.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.