Ordering number : 19379
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Kashu ju Shichizaemon jo Fujiwara Ietada
Manji 4 Nen 2 Gatsu Hi (February 1661)
Shinto: Chu Jyo Saku: Wazamono: Kaga
(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.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver single habaki.
Blade length : 63.8 cm or 25.1 inches.
Sori : 1.7cm or 0.67 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.18 cm or 1.25 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.94 cm or 0.76 inches.
Kasane : 0.65 cm or 0.78 inches.
The weight of the sword: 610 grams.
Era : Edi period Manji Era,1661
Shape : The blade has ordinary width and thickness
with deep sori and long Kissaki. Bouhi is carved on both side.
Jigane : Itamehada well grained with jinie attach. The texture is seen well.
Hamon :Niedeki, Togarigunome Midare up and down in Hamon,
there are fine Sunagashi and Kinsuji. Boushi is round shape.
Sspecial feature: Ietada was born at Kanazawa Suzaki
and called Kichihei Jo. Generally this group’s sword makers called Darani.
This sword is very rear to say the signature :Kasyu ju Shichizaemon
jo Fujiwara Ietada with long and zokumyo(special name)
and also the marine date (Manji 4 Nen 2 Gotsu hi.)on the tang.
This signature and the date are both very precious data.
Saya :black colored Saya with rock like pattern
Tsuba :On Otafuku style iron tsuba clouds and waves are engraved
with gold and silver color Nunome Zougan. Jyakushi Tsuba.
Menuki : Waves are engraved with gold and silver color.
From Aoi-Art: It is rare that swordmith’s zokumyo name
and date is engraved. This sword has nice jigane and clear
and bright hamon. All Koshirae was made by Jyakushi school.
We recommend This sword.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.