Ordering number : 18097
Katana in Koshirae.
Signature : mumei (Aoi Art attributes this sword to Yamato Daijo Fujiwara Masanori) (Hagire)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :Gold hold double Habaki.
Blade length : 68.6 cm or 27 inches.
Sori : 1.6 cm or 0.63 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.00 cm or 1.18 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.09 cm or 0.82 inches.
Kasane : 0.73 cm or 0.29 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun period.
Shape : Wide and thick, a little bit Suriage and Machiokuri, the sword might be unsigned originally, slight Sori, slightly long Kissaki. looks like from Kanei period.
Jigane : Well grained Itame-hada, Hada appears, Jinie attached, Jigane seen well.
Hamon : The mixture of Konie-deki, Choji-midare and Gunome-midare, very curvy, round Boshi which is Yakisage style.
Special Feature : Judging from Hamon and Jigane, this might attributed to Yamato Daijo Fujiwara Masanori.
it is said that Yamato Daijyo Masanori the First was descended from Sanjo Yoshinori the representative swordsmith of Yamashiro province in the middle Muromachi period.
Masanori was born at Miyazu in Tango province and learned under his father Norimitsu. Masanori lived in Kyoto for a period of time and moved to Echizen province, present Fukui prefecture. He worked as a retained swordsmith of the Matsudaira family, a near relation of the Tokugawa.
Saya : Twisted black roiro saya.
Tsuba : Shakudo round Tsuba, openwork design engraving.
Menuki : Shakudo, dragon engraving painted with gold color.
Fuchikashira / Kojiri : Shakudo Nanakoji.
From Aoi Art : This sword is made really well, the Koshirae is also nice. However there’s Hagire on the tip of the Kissaki unfortunately.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.