Ordering number: AS21292
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)(consignment sale)
Signature： Izumi Daijo Fujiwara Kuniteru Saku
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 69.9 cm or 23.6inches.
Sori :1.3cm or 0.5 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.19cm or 1.26 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.28 cm or 0.9 inches.
Kasane : 0.68cm or 0.27 inches.
The weight of the sword 810 grams.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with suitable sori and long kissaki.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach nice fine texture.
Hamon :Nie deki middle suguha with deep nioikuchi gunome midare continu with ashi and Yo work with deep nioikuchi bright and clear. In Hamon, sunagashi, yo, and kinsuji work.
Special feature:Izumi Daijyo Fujiwara Kuniteru is almost sword length sword. I think Izumi Daijyo Kuniteru must be communicated with Ise Kami kimiteru.
From Aoi Art: It is a healthy work with a length of 69.9 cm and
a sword size, wide and fluffy like Nikuoki looking at the surface of a clam, with moderate Sori and long Kissaki and heavy weight. Yasurime is a clear and healthy work.
In Hamon’s work is wonderful, ashi is soft in nioikuchi’s deep hamon, Habuchi is soft, sunagashi in In Hamon, and long Kinsuji works wonderfully, aiming at old Kamakura sword Rai Kunimitsu. The result is the best work of Izumi Daijyo Fujiwara Kuniteru. Please do not miss it. I think it is a wonderful result.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.