Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : (Gakumei)Echizen Daijo Fujiwara Kunisada.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver single habaki.
Blade length :67.0 cm or 26.4 inches.
Sori :1.52 cm or 0.6 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.79 cm or 1.1 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.3 cm or 0.9 inches.
Kasane : 0.7 cm or 0.28 inches.
The weight of the sword 770grams.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : This sword was Yuriage mumei (cut shortened) and removed the signature part and then, after the Yuriage finished, removed signature part put on the nakago: The blade is regular widthm and thick with deep sore and longer kissaki.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful fine texture.
Hamon :Nie deki suguha and konotacje based, ashi and yo work, especiallly
From the monouchi area, very active hamon,. Bo-shi is round shape
Special feature:Echizen Daijyo Fujiwara Kunisada was a son of the Mizuta Kunishige and
called Totsuki Jirobei and made at Tosaka and also Fukuyama.
Saya :on the black brown color saya, many black belts are wind.
Tsuba :On the Rokko style syakudo nanako plate, and also mini is
syakudo nanako plate.
Menuki : Big size (7.5cm) dragon is engered with gold color.
Fuchikashira:On the syakudo nanako plate, a dragon is engraved with gold color.
Kogatana: On the syakudo nanako plate, a dragon is engraved with gold color. I think
this item was made at later generation.
Kogatana: The signature is mentioned as Tsuda Echizen Kami Sukehiro.
Not reliable signature.
Ko-gai: On the syakudo nanako plate, a dragon is engraved with gold color.
I think this item was made at later generation.
From Aoi Bijyutsu:Echizen Daijyo Fujiwara Kunisada belonged to Mizuta school. On the
nice clean Jigane, suguha based active temper line active Hamon. Koshirae is also used
fine dragon base kodo-gu this nice sword with nice Koshirae.
We recommend a nice sword and Koshirae.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.