Ordering number: 19494
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon)
Signature : Oumi Kami Fujiwara Tsuguhira(1st Gen)
(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 double Habaki.
Blade length : 70.9 cm or 27.9 inches.
Sori : 2.0 cm or 0.78 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the Hamachi : 2.99 cm or 1.17 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.0 cm or 0.78 inches.
Kasane : 0.7 cm or 0.27 inches.
Weight of the blade : 760 grams
Era : Edo period, Teikyo era.
Shape : This sword have moderate thickness and width, but the Sori is kind of deeper and the Kissaki is longer.
Jigane : Koitame-hada grained well with Jinie attached.
Hamon : Nie-deki, Suguha with Ashi in places.
Boshi : Maru and Hakikake.
Special Feature : Oumi Kami Fujiwara Tsuguhiro was a student of Echizen Yasutsugu the 3rd generation.
He originally worked in Echizen province but moved to Edo later on.
Probably he used Nanbantetsu iron.
From Aoi Art : The Hamon and the Jigane blend into a harmonious whole.
This sword has a calm atmosphere.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.