Ordering number: 22141
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature :Izumo Daijo Fujiwara Yoshitake.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
habaki: Gold wrapped single habaki.
Blade length :69.5 cm or 27.3 inches.
Sori :1.1 cm or 0.43 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.23cm or 1.27 inches.
Width at the Kissaki :1.98 cm or 0.77 inches.
Kasane : 0.63cm or 0.24 inches.
The weight of the sword 640 grams
Era : Eda period
Shape : Regular width and thickness sword with shallow Sori and longer Kissaki. Kanei
Jigane : Ko-Itame-Hada well grained, Jinie attached beautiful Jihada.
Hamon : Suguha with Ko-Ashi, clear Hamon. Boshi is round shape, Niju-ba.
Special feature: Izumo Daijo Fujiwara Yoshitake is a son of Horikawa Kunitake, he born in Kyoto but he moved to Edo and made swords at there. From the shape, we can say the sword was made in Kanei era.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta