Ordering number : 21318
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)(Consignment Sale)
Signature： Ushu Shonai Fujiwara Kiyono Oite Efu kore
Bunkyu 2 Nen 8 Gatsuhi.
Sayagaki: written by Mr. Tanobe.
Oite Eifu Fujiwara Kiyono 13words this sword is Saijyo saku ranking
Kiyono. Long name and Bunkyu 2 nen 8 gatsu hi and wide sound health shape
Sasame hada suguha hamon hakikake his special feature. Sometimes He made
Masame hada hakikake bo-shi. In these masamahada swords, this blade is specially fine sword.
the length is 2syaku 4 sun 5bu Han Tanzan hen do.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Saijyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Habaki : Gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 74.5 cm or 29.33 inches.
Sori :1.3cm or 0.512inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.2cm or 1.26 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.45cm or 0.96 inches.
Kasane : 0.8cm or 0.315inches.
The weight of the sword 935 grams.
Era : Edo period Bunkyu era.1862
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with suitable sori and long oo kissaki gorgeous blade. The original Ubuha left healthy blade.
Jigane :Masame hada well grained with jinie attaching beautiful fine Masame hada texture.
Shinoki ji: Masame hada.
Hamon :Konie deki suguha with small koashi work fine nioikuchi and Habuchi soft elegant hamon.
Special feature:Features: Saito Ichiro Kiyondo was born in Usyu Syonai Ooizumi sou (today’s Onkai Onsen)
in the 10th year of Bunsei. It is said that his birthplace was a hot spring inn in this area.
He left kaei in April of the 5th year, and became a disciple of Minamoto Koyomaro. It
is said that this apprenticeship was taken care of by the metalworker Funada Ikkin from Shonai.
Well represented. After that, he paid off his master Koyomaro’s sword bond, which made Kiyondo’s name high.
Kiyomaro Yotsuya until the second year of Ansei after death
From around 2nd year of Bunkyu, he moved to Kanda Ogawamachi and
started making swords. Received Buzen Kami in July of 3rd year of
Keio, and then went back and forth with his hometown.
He made a sword while giving up the path of sword making for the abolition of the sword in August 1902,
and he returned to his hometown Atsumi and spent his last years as the owner of the inn and
died on August 24, 1884. His style includes the work of his master
Minamto Kiyomaro and the masame that he learned in his hometown.
Saya :black brown Nishime ji sasaya.
Tsuba :On the Rokko style iron plate, big sepia by syakudo plate.
Menuki : turtle is engraved by shibuichi plate.
Fuchikashira:On the sibuichi plate, waves are engraved,
Kojiri: brass plate.
From Aoi Bijyutsu: this work, Ubuha is left and wide and thick, and lookissaki’s sword,
Jigane becomes masame hada, which means that jinie is attached and it becomes a wonderful masame hada.
hamon is suguha nioikuchi Deep and soft, works well with small legs
habuchi works softly.
Kiyomaro, his master who hangs down bo-shi and turns into a big
round hakikake, is said to be a genius and has been ordered by many people, but he was a drinker.
Kiyondo started out because Kiyomaro cut himself by his own swoed
in the end even though it was not produced easily and payment was
made, and Kiyondo took the debt of his master even though it was
only two yearsworking time. All the works were completed and all were paid off.
Kiyondo is also excellent at straight blades and produces masame well.
Several of them have passed the Jyuyo Token. With this Masame.
This is Kiyondo’s Masame deki hamon, which is the highest quality
work left by Ubu ha and I would definitely recommend it. At Sendai,
Kunikane produced Masame deki’s work, and Kiyondo probably learned
masame from those swordsmiths. It is a wonderful masame work.
Although it is picked by masame, it can be polished by the polishing
method so that masame can be seen more, but you can still see
masame hada sufficiently.
Koshirae is the Koshirae that the high-class samurai of the time had.
The sword is Kiyomaro’s most reliable ̊iyondo and known as a lawful
person, Kiyondo’s Masame work is wonderful.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.