Ordering Number: 23063
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Shinano Kami Fujiwara Nobuyoshi(the 2nd generation)
Shinto: Chujyo saku: Yamashiro
(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.
Habaki: Gold foiled single Habaki
The blade is polished.
Blade length:70.4cm or 27.7inches.
Sori:1.2cm or 0.47inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.2cm or 1.25inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.04cm or 0.80inches.
Kasane:0.82cm or 0.32inches.
The weight of the sword:840grams
Era: Around the Empo era, the Edo period
Shape: The blade is broad and thick with slightly shallow Sori and longer Kissaki. Wakizashi in good condition.
Jigane: Koitamehada is very dense with Jinie. Beautiful surface.
Hamon: Niedeki Suguha with lots of Koashi. Boshi turns back round and longly.
Special feature: Shinano Kami Fujiwara Nobuyoshi 2nd is as skilled as the 1st. His real name is Takai Kinsaburou and lived also in Osaka. He started his career as Fujiwara and later changed his Mei to Minamoto.
From Aoi Art: This work is very powerfully-shaped with beautiful Jigane. Suguha Hamon has lots of Koashi and the blade itself is very thick.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token.
Aoi Art estimation paper
whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta