Katana:Yamato Daijo Fujiwara Masanori

Ordering number: AS22112
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)(consigned item)

Signature :Yamato Daijo Fujiwara Masanori
大和大掾藤原正則
Shinto: Jyosaku: Ryo-Wazamono: Echizen
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Habaki: Gold foiled double Habaki
Blade length:69.09cm or 27.20inches.
Sori:1.515cm or 0.59inches.
Mekugi:3
Width at the hamachi:2.97cm or 1.16inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.26cm or 0.88inches.
Kasane:0.69cm or 0.27inches.
The weight of the sword:725grams
Era: Around the Genna era, the Edo period. 1615
Shape: There is a certain Machiokuri. The blade is broad and thick with adequate Sori and long Kissaki. Well-shaped.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well with Jinie. Beautiful Jigane.
Hamon: Niedeki, Gunomemidare with deep Nioikuchi. Ashi works well and uneven changes occur. Boshi is big Notare and turns back.

Special feature: Yamato Daijo Fujiwara Masanori the 1st has made this sword. This nice shape is typical to the Keicho Shinto. He was from Echizen province and was said to be close to Yasutsugu, so this Jigane seems to be made of Nanban iron. Hamon is Suguha mixed with Notare with active Koashi. Jigane has a little bit darker shade and the blade seems to be very sharp. Koshirae is also well-made with Black Ishimeji Saya with Raden decoration on its upper side. Fuchikashira and Menuki are also nice works. We truly recommend this to you.

Koshirae:
Tsuba: Kenjo Tsuba, made of Shakudo.
Fuchi: On Shakudo-Nanako plate, monkey showman is engraved with gold color.
Kashira: made of Shakudo-Nanako plate.
Saya: Samegawa Saya painted by black Urushi.
Menuki: Flying birds are engraved with gold color.
Tsukaito: Leather
Kojiri: On silver plate, flowers are engraved.

From Aoi art: This work is truly well-made. It looks like works of Tsuda Sukenao, which has active Ashi and deep Nioikuchi. It must be his best masterpiece. It has certain Machiokuri but has nicely-made Nioikuchi.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta

Auction starting Price:750,000 JPY-.

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