Ordering number: 22590
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Unju Fujiwara Nobukazu
Keiou 2 Nen 8 Gatsu Hi
Shinshinto: Chujo saku: Wazamono: Musashi
(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 foiled single Habaki
The blade is polished.
Blade length:72.4cm or inches.
Sori:1.6 cm or inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.41cm or inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.42cm or inches.
Kasane:0.65 cm or inches.
The weight of the sword:1005grams
Era: Edo Jidai Keiou 2nd July.
Shape: The blade is rather wide and thick quite healthy blade and left Ububa hamon.
Jigane: Koitame hada well grained and visible to see the texture well.
Hamon: Nie deki gunome midare and clear texture. Koitame hada is well kneaded and becomes fine base iron.
Special feature: Unju Fujiwara Nobukazu A disciple of Ishido Enju Koreichi, many of his works are very similar. He has a lot of solid works and many straight blades. This work has a weight and is a work of Gunome midare, and it is a straight blade work with variations. There is also Ububa and it is a healthy work.
Saya :black Kizami saya.
Tsuba :Put a rope-style tie with silver on the round iron tsuba
Fuchikashira:he family crest is carved in red copper on the ground.
Menuki: The design of the sword is highly carved with shakudō copper and colored with gold.Menuki: The design of the sword is highly carved with shakudō copper and colored with gold.
From Aoi Art: Unju Fujiwara Shinichi’s dynamic work weighs more than 1000 grams, and Kissaki’s Hamon is also well done. In addition, the hamon is also well made with deep nioikuchi blade crests. I highly recommend this work.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta