Ordering number : 18110
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Izumo Kami Fujiwara Yoshitake
Shinto: Jyo Saku: Wazamono cutting test ranking: Musashi province.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This blade belongs to Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 63.3 cm or inches.
Sori : 0.8 cm or inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 3.27 cm or inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.24 cm or inches.
Kasane : 0.71 cm or inches.
Era : Edo Kanbun period.
Shape The blade is wide and thick with small sori and longer kissaki healthy blade.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attached.
There are some rough texture on the Shinogi-Ji and Mune side.
Hamon:Niedeki suguha with small ashi and yo work.
Boshi is round shape hakikake style.
Special feature : Izumo (No) Kami Fujiwara Yoshitake was a swordsmith of Yamashiro province. The First was a son
of Horikawa Kunitake in Kyoto.
It is said that they were descendants of Sanjo Yoshinori.
Yoshitake moved to Edo and formed a friendship
with the Hojoji School. The First Yoshitake passed away
in 1694 and his adopted son succeeded Yoshitake as the Second.
Tsuba : Mokko shape iron Tsuba, ship is engraved.
Fuchikashira : Copper, cherry blossoms are engraved.
Saya : Black Roiro Saya.
Menuki : Brass, dragon is engraved.
There are some black colors peeled off around the Koikuchi of Shirasaya.
From Aoi Art: This blade has some rough texture on the Shinogi-Ji and Mune.
But the blade is wide and thick, and already passed the NBTHK Hozon Paper.
The Koshirae is also good.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.