Ordering number : 17509
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : Omi Kami Fujiwara Tsuguhira(2nd generation)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold colored single habaki.
Blade length :71.7 cm or 28.22 inches.
Sori :1.0 cm or 0.39 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.0cm or 1.18 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.5cm or 0.98 inches.
Kasane : 0.78 cm or 0.30 inches.
The weight of the sword 830 grams.
Era : Edo period Enkyo era 1744.
Shape : about 6cm Machiokuri, regular width and thickness Katana with small Sori. Kanbun Shinto style Katana.
Jigane : Ko Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
The Jigane is beautiful. There are O-Hada around the Monouchi part.
Hamon : Nie Deki, wide Suguha Hamon with soft Ashi.
Special feature: Omi Kami Fujiwara Tsuguhira was a swordsmith of Echizen province. He studied under Yasutsugu 2nd.
Both moved to Edo and made swords. He was called Fujita Kouemon. He lived Bushu Kanda. After that Tsuguhira continued until 6 generation. This Tsuguhira 2nd was made Oshigata of the Tokugawa Shogunate of the 8th Shogun Yoshimune. The work is excellent.
From Aoi Art: Omi Kami Fujiwara Tsuguhira was a skilful sword maker. Probably, he had an exchage with Edo Hojoji. Because his style is similar to him. This blade has wide Suguha with thick Nioikuchi. There are soft Ashi.
Background of history: In a peaceful era, the demand for swords dropped sharply, and many swordsmiths were worried about going out of business. As a result, swordsmiths have come to work harder to produce better and more ornamental swords in order to survive.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata