Ordering number: 19603
Katana in Shirasaya
Signature : Izumi Daijo Fujiwara Kunitersu(1st generation)
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(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyojyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver single Habaki.
Blade length : 70.9 cm or 27.9 inches.
Sori : 1.8 cm or 0.71 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.17cm or 1.25 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.21 cm or 0.87 inches.
Kasane : 0.71cm or 0.28 inches.
Weight of the blade : 755 grams
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : Typical Kanbun sword shape, the width and the length are moderate.
Jigane : Small Itame-hada with Jinie attached, reminiscent of Osaka Jigane.
Hamon : Nie-deki, Choji-midare mixed with Gunome-midare, deeper Nioi-kuci, Ashi, Sunagashi and fine Kinsuji in places.
Special Feature : Izumi Daijo Fujiwara Kuniteru was a swordsmith in Iyo province, his name had succeeded for 7 generations.
His father’s name was Nagakiyo, he was an apprentice of Nagakuni who was a grandfather of Nagamichi and a nephew of Harima-kami Teruhiro also.
The 2nd, the 3rd, and the 4th generation of Izumi Daijo Fujiwara Terukuni had close ties with the smiths in Osaka pref.
The 2nd generation apprenticed with Ise-kami Kuniteru, the 3rd generation apprenticed with him also and Kawachi-kami Kunisuke. The 4th generation’s teacher was Oumi-kami Hisamichi.
From Aoi Art : Izumi Daijo Fujiwara Kuniteru’s real name was MIyoshi Tarobei.
He might had a close relationship with Ise-kami Kuniteru, since their signatures are alike.
This sword displays plenty of Hataraki inside the Hamon; Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
There’s a minor nick below the Monouchi but other parts are relatively fine.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.