Ordering number : 18572
Katana in Shirasaya(63rd NBTHK Juyo Paper)(Consignment Sale)
Signature : (Ko Bizen) NOBUFUSA SAKU
Hizen Koshiro Han Nabeshima family Denrai
Sayagaki: National human treasure Honami Nissyu. Kobizen Nobufusa 2syaku 1sun 3 bu aru.
Sayagaki was done by Tanobe sensei.
Ubu nakago 3ji mei aru no nawo Honsaku ha Kobizen Nobuffusa Nari Sitai jiha subete
ni ichirui no tokusyoku wo simesi Koyo sani Kaku wo sonae Yuhin nari tokuni
Ubu nakago Yumei jyo naru ten ya do-kou ni yuitsu Keigan suru Kodachi yo-shiki
narumo tyumoku saru Hizen Koshiro Hansyu Nabeshima ke Denrai nagasa
2syaku 1 sun 1 bu yo Jizai (hinoto tori)2017 Nen Novenber. Kogaku Tanzan Hendo
1: Japanese national human treasure Honami Nissyu wrote
the sayagaki Kobizen Nobufusa 2 syaku 1Sun 3 Bu (64.5cm)
2: Taanobe seisei’s sayagaki.
The balde is Ubunakago with 3 characters and Kobizen Nobufusa
the shape and Hamon and Jigane are all typical kobizen style and added elegant
high ranking quality. Especially Ubu Nakago with signature and Kodachi style is remarkable.
the blade was Hizen Koshiro castle Nabeshima family’s
legacy. 64.5 cm. 2017. early November. Tanzan hendo .
Saijyo saku ranking:Bizen
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished by highest polisher.
Habaki :Gold wrapped double habaki. Hizen Koshiro han Nabeshima family habaki.
double wrapped gold habaki. Mark is the Hizen Koshiro master Nabeshima family’s family crest.
Blade length : 64.5 cm or 25.4 inches.
Sori :1.4cm or 0.55 inches.
Mekugi : 3 (2 holes are filled.
Width at the hamachi : 2.73 cm or 1.075 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.565 cm or 0.614 inches.
Kasane : 0.6 cm or 0.236 inches.
Era : Heian period middle age Eiei 987 (1032 years ago)
Shape : middle Heian period 1032. (for 987 years has passed)
Jigane :Komokume had quite well grained with jinie attach and utsuri appear.
Hamon :konie deck suguha based notare.
In Hamon, así yo and sunagashi, kinsuji scatter and soft nioikuchi and like nice morning mist.
Boshi is round shape yakizume style.
Special feature:Nobufusa is Kobizen school saijyo saki ranking sword
This sword is quite elegant ubu style with signature.
and sori is Utsubuse gokoro kobizen tachi style.
From Aoi Art: The sword is Kobizen old sword atmiddle Heian period
Eien 987. which sword has passed more than 1032,
This sword has kept in good condition for a long period.
We can see the original shape (the blade is sori like Utsubuse gokoro style)
The blade has kept more than 1032 years af ages long period.
Even though the time has spent, the blade it self healthy blade
and can see the hamon jigane and also Kissaki Hamon.
I hamon there are very activities hamon .
11th generation Nabeshima Naotora was a secong son of Nabeshima
Naomasa who was born at Saga Ansei 3rd(1856)
and became a adopted son and got married with Naoyori’s daughter
and succeeded the daimyo after his fathere’s death at Genji
At Keio 4th (1868) At Boshin war, he asked his retainer
Tajiri Tanehaku to help Tokugawa Syogun and sent 700 troops from Imari .
At Meiji 23, he became a member of the house of lords and passed away
Taisyo 14th (1925) age 70.
If you see the signature part, the Yasurime(fail) is left
and see the yasurime. It is unbelievable.
We recommend this nice elegant sword.
As your top family’s treasure.
Aoi Art paper :NBTHK Jyuyo Token #63