Ordering number : 17673
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Ushu Yajima Shin Fujiwara Kunishige Saku
Genji Gannen Sangatsu Hi (March 1864)
Shinshinto: Nami Saku: Dewa
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs toJyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :silver single habaki.
Blade length : 74.6 cm or inches.
Sori :2.0 cm or inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.29cm or inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.63 cm or inches.
Kasane :0.72 cm or inches.
The weight of the sword 885 grams.
Era : Late Edo period Genji 1st. 1864.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with deep sori
and longer kissaki and about 5cm Ubuha healthy blade.
There are tiny scratches and chips in the Kissaki.
Jigane :Itame had and mokume hada mixed with Masanagare.
Shinogi ji:Itame had and mokume hada mixed with Masanagare.
Hamon :Niedeki gunome midare and choji midare hamon mixed with jinie attach, ashi,
sunagashi, kinsuji ,Yo ,scatter in Hamon gorgeous hataraki.
Special feature: Yashima domain samurai Fujiwara Kunishige
was a sword maker in Yajima domain.
Yajima domain was located in Dewa Yuri Honjyo Yajima city
and put the government office. Before Ikoma Takatoshi was lord Oki
Kuni Takamatsu domain but his grounds was Confiscated
the territory on the grounds of misconduct and
given just only 10,000 koku.
Saya : red brown color and black is mixed up.
Tsuba :On the oval shape iron stuba, landscape is engraved.
Menuki : Some design is engraved by shakudo.
Fuchikashira: On the syakudo plate, gloss color painted.
From Aoi Bijyutsu:This sword was made by Yajima domaine ‘s sword maker.
Even though he had high technique, his sword name is not high
ranking is Haito-rei.abolition rule for holding Japanese swords.
So every swords maker have to oblige tostop making swords.
The sword is long and healthy blade and also very active wonderful hamon.
We strongly recommend this sword for you.
AOI ART estination paper: NBTHK Hozon Token