Ordering number: 22261
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Kiku mon Yamashiro Kami Fujiwara Kunikiyo
Shinto:Jyo saku Wazamono:Echizen
(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: Silver and gold-colored double Habaki
The blade was polished.
Blade length:６９．２cm or 27.24inches.
Sori:１.０cm or 0.39inches.
Width at the hamachi:３．１９ cm or 1.25inches.
Width at the Kissaki:２.４３cm or 0.95inches.
Kasane:０.７７cm or 0.30inches.
The weight of the sword:7８５grams
Era: The Edo period
Shape: The blade is broad and thick with less Sori and big Kissaki. Kanei shape. Solid and powerful work with clear Mei.
Jigane: Koitamehada is very dense with Jinie. Beautiful Jigane.
Hamon: Niedeki, deep Nioikuchi, Suguha from Hamachi, and after that calm Notare, big Gunomemidare from near the Monouchi. Small particles of Sunagashi and Kinsuji mix in. Boshi is round Hakikake.
Special feature: This swordsmith is originally from Shinshu Matsushiro. A son of the 3rd generation Shimada Sukemune. Later he became a pupil of Horikawa Kunihiro. He was also known as Yoshiuemon. Later he moved to Fukui, Echizen and succeeded to Yamashiro Kami and Kiku Mon in February of Kanei 5.
Tsuba: Round-shaped iron Tsuba. Bamboo and tiger are engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: On Shakudo-Nanako plate, wise men, pine trees, and bamboo are engraved with gold color. Mei: Tieko Nomura Nen ? Kyo
Saya: Black Saya with unevenness
Menuki: Giraffe is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: Solid and powerful work by Yamashiro Kami Fujiwara Kunikiyo. Nioikuchi is deep and the blade has calm atmosphere. There are 2 lined Hi and sanskrit on the front, long 2 lined Hi and sanskrit on the back. We truly recommend this one to you.
*If you need a polish for this sword, it costs 100,000JPY additionally.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta