Ordering Number: 23230(Consignment Sale)
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Hizen Kuni Saga Ju Hirosada
Sinto:Cyujyo saku: Hizen
(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.
Habaki:Solid Gold 18K 45grams.
The blade is polished.
Blade length:77.7cm or 30.5inches.
Sori:2.0cm or 0.8inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.1cm or 1.2inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.0cm or 0.8inches.
Kasane:0.7cm or 0.3inches.
The weight of the sword:723grams
Shape: The blade is slightly long with deep Sori and longer Kissaki.
Jigane: Koitamehada is dense to be Hizen Jigane.
Hamon: Niedeki Suguha with deep Nioikuchi. Chu-Suguha with soft edge. Boshi is rounded and the tip is Hakikake.
Era: The Jokyo era, the early Edo period,late 17th century.
Special feature: This work apparently looks like Hizen Oumi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro works. Jigane is very similar Konuka-hada Hizen Jigane. The edge is thick enough. Golden Habaki shows the greatness of the original owner. We unreservedly recommend that you purchase this masterpiece.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta