Ordering number: 19518
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.
Signature : Kouzuke Kami Fujiwara Jumyo
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold color single habaki.
Blade length : 65.6cm or 25,8 inches.
Sori :1.2 cm or 0,47 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.91 cm or 1.146 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.2 cm or 0.87 inches.
Kasane : 0.58 cm or 0.23inches.
The weight of the sword 560 grams.
Era : Edo period Tenna era. 1681.
Shape : The blade is rather short sword and regular width, thickness with regular sori and longer kissaki.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach nice texture.
Hamon :Niedeki togari gunome midare sanbonsugi hamon continued from the hamachi to the top of Yokote line. Bo-shi is midarekomi and turns back sharply.
special feature:Ko-zuke kami Jumyo was working at Minno province traditionally imitated Kanemoto masterpiece sworsmith in Mino. Jyumyo is lucky word which means long life. So, among smurai, Jyumyo sword are treated as a present to upper part of Samurai or relatives for praying his or her long life. Generally Jyumyo swords were made suguha hmon or sanbonsugi hamon. Sanbonsugi hamon is well known cut well swords from Muromachi period to gender blade between Smurai and cutting tester. I recommend this sword as lucky sword for living long life.
Saya :black ishime ji saya.
Tsuba :On the round square iron plate, some landscape is engraved.
Menuki : on the syakudo plate, Ume flower is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira:On the syakudo plate, Ume flower is engraved with gold color.
Kojiri:On the iron plate, some family crests are engraved with gold color.
The condition of Koshirae is very good without Kizu or damages.
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.