Ordering number: 19653
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature : Houshu Takada Ju Fujiwara Muneyuki
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
Fujishiro To-Ko jiten:Shinto:cyujyo saku:Wazmono: Bungo
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : silver double habaki.
Blade length : 71.0 cm or 28 inches.
Sori :1.7 cm or 0.67 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi: 3.02 cm or 1.119 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.2 cm or 0.87 inches.
Kasane : 0.7 cm or 0.276inches.
The weight of the sword is 800 grams.
Era: Early Edo period
Shape: About 4cm M0achi-Okuri with very clear signature and regular width thickness deep sori and longer kissaki.
Jigane: Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach and Chikei work and Utsuri appear.
Hamon: Konie Deki Suguha double Hamon Uchinoke with Hoashi Boshi is round shape.
Special feature: Hoshu Takada Ju Fujiwara Muneyuki is a work that is said to be a new ancient boundary that straddles Koto blade and Shinto swords. Bungotakada, who was a swordsmith in Bungo (present-day Oita prefecture) and was very active especially at the end of the Muromachi period, is also in this category. It has been done.
Saya: On the black roar saya, many family crest are engraved
Tsuba: Family crests are painted by gold color.n the iron tsuba, many circle designs is engraved with brass inlay. Azuchi momoyama period.
Menuki : On the Shakudo plate, the flying cranes are engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: On the shakudo plate, kiku flower is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: Hoshu Takada Ju Fujiwara Muneyuki is the most highly regarded swordsmith in Bungo, and the JIgane is really well packed and the clear Jigane has a part reminiscent of Aoe, and a faint image appears on the whole. The blade Hamon is Suguha blade with small legs and double blades, reminiscent of Yamato’s Senjyuin. Although it is a neighboring country of Hizen, the Jigane and blade crest are different. However, there are some works that are not inferior to the Hizen sword in terms of blade pattern. Although this work is a new sword that is a copy of an old sword, it can be said to be a dignified and splendid work with a reflection. We would like to introduce you to some wonderful works. This sword is a good sword. It is a truly delicious masterpiece. Although it was not flashy, it is thought that it was owned by higher-ranking samurai held at that time.
The sword and Koshirae are both nice items.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.