Ordering number: 22508
Katana in Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Bungo Ju Fujiwara Saneyuki
Shinto: Chu jyo saku: Bungo
(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: Copper single habaki
The blade was polished.
Blade length:68.7cm or 27.04inches.
Sori:1.4cm or 0.55inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.06cm or 1.20inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.19cm or 0.86inches.
Kasane:0.66cm or 0.25inches.
The weight of the sword:740grams
Era: The Kanei era, the Edo period(1624)
Shape: The bladeis slightly broad and thick with adequate Sori and longer Kissaki. Well-shaped.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well with Jinie.
Hamon: Niedeki Gunomemidare with beautiful ups and downs. Boshi is pinched in and turns back round.
Special feature: Bungo Ju Fujiwara Saneyuki is a swordsmith from Bungo and it started in the Muromachi period, and lasted to the Edo period. At first, Bungo forging is very popular and made great works, but after the Kanbun era, the quality started to vary widely. Among them, his works are really well-made and have reputations. Some works are similar to Ichimonji.
Tsuba: Mokko-shaped iron Tsuba. Amida Yasuri is done.
Fuchikashira: Iron plate, flowers are engraved with gold.
Saya: Oddly painted Saya with Kurigata.
Menuki: Shakudo plate, flowers are engraved.
From Aoi Art: The early Bungoto tend to have great quality, quite similar to Ichimonji. This work has dense Jigane and Gunomemidare Hamon with deep Nioikuchi. Boshi is pinched in and turns back round: Kotetsu Boshi. Koshirae is not so expenisive, but it is solid. We truly recommend this one to you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta