Ordering number: 19252
Katana in army Gunto Koshirae.
Signature : Shinano Daijo Fujiwara Tadakuni
(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 : Silver foiled single Habaki.
Blade length : 63.2 cm or 24.88 inches.
Sori : 2.3 cm or 0.90 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.07 cm or 1.20 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.12 cm or 0.83 inches.
Kasane : 0.68 cm or 0.26 inches.
The weight of the sword 650 grams.
Era : Edo period.
Shape : Regular width and thickness Katana with large Sori. longer Kissaki.
Jigane : Ko Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
The Jigane is beautiful and clear.
Hamon : Nie Deki, From the Hamachi is Suguha and then large Notare and Gunome Midare.
In the Ha, there are many Ashi, Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Special feature: The first generation of Shinano Daijo Fujiwara Tadakuni was active in Edo Kanei era. And contined to 8th generation until late Edo period. We guess that this blade was made by Tadakuchi 2nd.
Koshirae : Army Gunto Koshirae.
From Aoi Art: This blade in the army Gunto Koshirae.
Probably family’s son must go to the war front,
his family’s treasure sword presented to his son praying
good fortune and work a military exploit and also returned safely.
Guarantee: NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.
Price : 400,000 JPY-.