Katana: Oite Efu Kato Chounsai Tsunatoshi(1st generation)

Ordering number : 16097

Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper)

Signature : Oite Efu Kato Chounsai Tsunatoshi(1st generation)
Kaei 4 nen Kanotoi 8 Gatsu Kichijitsu (August 1851)
Choshu Han Isomura Fumikado Iko Tsukuru Kore

Sayagaki: Oite Efu Kato Chounsai Tsunatoshi
Kaei 4 nen Kanotoi 8 Gatsu Kichijitsu
Choshu Han Isomura Fumikado Iko Tsukuru Kore
blade length is 61.6cm.
Written by Dr. Kanzan.

(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 : Gold foiled bouble Habaki.
Blade length : 61.6 cm or 24.25 inches.
Sori : 1.6 cm or 0.62 inches.
Mekugi :  2
Width at the hamachi : 2.96 cm or 1.16 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.0 cm or 0.78 inches.
Kasane : 0.65 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Late Edo period, around Kaei era 1852.
Shape : Short Katana, regular width and thickness with large Sori.
Jigane : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
The Jigane is beautiful.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Choji Midare. The Hamon of Boshi is Midarekomu.

Special feature:Chounsai Tsunatoshi the First forged this katana at Edo in 1846.
Born Kato Hachiro in Dewa province, present Yamagata pref.
as the Third son of Izumi (No) Kami Kunihide in 1798, learned under Suishinshi Masahide.
Kato Tsunahide, known as its excellent Toran-ba hamon was Tsunatoshi’s elder brother.
Tsunehide moved to Osaka from Edo and learned under Suzuki Harukuni. After that
Tsunahide went to Kyushu Island and forged sword at Kumamoto. Around 1823,
he lived a house of the Uesugi family at Azabu in Edo.
He passed away in 1863, aged 66.

Koshirae :
Saya : Black Roiro Saya.
Tsuba : Round shape, iron Tsuba, some design is engraved.
Menuki : Coper, horse is engraved with silver color.
Fuchi: Shakudo Nanako, butterfly is engraved with gold and copper color.
Kashira: Black horn.

From Aoi Art: The Ubu-Ba left. The blade is healthy.
Probably this blade was made for the battle.
So the blade is rather short. But the width and thickness is nice.
The Jigane is beautiful. The Hamon is typical Tsunatoshi’s one.
The Gunome Midare and Choji Midare are characteristics.
The blade was made for Mr. Isomura Fumikado of Choshu Domain.
We recommend this blade very much.

NBTHK Hozon Paper
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper

Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 950,000 JPY-. (including the shipping fee)
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