Katana: Yokoyama Ueno Daijo Fujiwara Sukesada

Ordering number: 21747
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature : Yokoyama Ueno Daijo Fujiwara Sukesada
(横山上野大掾藤原祐定)
Genroku 10 Nen 8 Gatsu Hi Bishu Osafune Junin
(元禄十年8月日 備州長船住人)

Shinto:Josaku:Bizen
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku, Jyo saku, and regular saku)
This sword belongs to ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length:71.85cm or 28.28inches.
Sori:1.2cm or 0.47inches.
Mekugi:1
Width at the hamachi: 3.13cm or 1.23inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.19cm or 0.86inches.
Kasane: 0.85cm or 0.33inches.
The weight of the sword: 935grams.
Era: The Edo period
Shape: The blade is broad and thick, solid. Sori is shallow and Kissaki is longer.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained really well with Jinie. Beautiful Jigane.
Hamon: Suguhadeki, bright, Nezumiashi(feet of mouse) comes in, Boshi turns back round. It has Nikuzuki, voluminous.

Special Feature: Generally known as Hirabei, a grandchild of the 6th Nagamasa Okizaemon, a son of Shichibei Sukesada. He succeeded to Ueno Daijo in autumn of Kanbun 4. It is believed that his career started in that year. He passed away in Kyoho 6, at the age of 89. In the Edo period, Bizento sword smiths had catastrophic situations because of the end of the war and the flood of Yoshiigawa. There appeared Ueno Daijo, and he had unified the groups of Bizento and formed a big Bizento school.

Koshirae:
Saya: Aodai Chirashi Saya.
Tsuba: Square-shaped Shakudo Tsuba. Waves are engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: On Shakudo plate, waves are engraved with gold color.
Menuki: Dragon is engraved with gold color.
Kojiri: On Shakudo plate, waves are engraved with gold color.
Kurigata: On Shakudo plate, waves are engraved with gold color.

From Aoi Art: It is really rare that he engraves Uramei as “Bishu Osafune Junin, in August of Genroku 10.” It is certain that it was made really elaborately. Beautiful Jigane, Suguhadeki, bright Hamon.: These are his characteristics. Koshirae is really well-made Issaku-Koshirae, in which Aogai-Chirashi collaborates with wave patterns. It is 935g heavy, but we didn’t feel that heavy when we had it. This is perhaps because its shape is really nice.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.

Price: 1,200,000 JPY-.

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