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Katana: Bizen Suke Fujiwara Munetsugu Saku kore/Kaei 5nen 8gatu Kichijitsu (August1852)

Ordering number : 14198(Consignment Sale)

Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)

Signature : Bizen Suke Fujiwara Munetsugu Saku kore
Kaei 5nen 8gatu Kichijitsu (August1852)

Shinshinto:jojyo saku ranking:Musashi province.
Sayagaki was done by Tanobe sensei.Koyama Bizen Suke Fujiwara Munetsugu Saku No 9 characters Kaei 5 nen ( Gatsu Kichijitsu Aru No. The deck is his typical his good quality Cyoji midair hamon as his best. The sword is one of the best sword in his whole swords and also healthy jigane and hamon. length of the blade 70.3cm 27.67 inches. Tanzan (Tanobe sensei)
Koyama Bizen Suke Hujiwara Munetsugu.

The blade was polished. by good polisher.
Habaki:solid gold double habaki with family crest.
Blade length : 70.3 cm or 27.67 inches.
Sori : 1.4 cm or 0.55 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.27 cm or 1.28 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.25 cm or 0.88 inches.
Kasane : 0.73 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Late edo period.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with longer kissaki nice shape.
Jitetsu :Koitame had well grained with jinie attach beautiful texture.
Hamon : Niedeki gunome midair with thick nioikuchi and ash work.
Boshi is midarekomi with Ashi.

Special feature : Bizen Suke Fujiwara Munetsugu was born at Kyowa 3rd(1803) Ousyu Shirakawa province and called So-Bei.
He was working for Sirakawa Matsudaira family and after that, he moved to Edo and studied under the Kato Tsunahide.
Also he worked for Kuwana family.
This sword is very similar with Cyounsai Tsunatoshi.
This sword is one of the best quality Munetsugu.
About 2 years ago, we sold Koyama munetsugu which passed Jyuyo token.
The quality is almost sama as Jyuyo token.
This sword is very active with soft Nioikuchi gunome Cyoji midair hamon.
We strong recommend this sword for you. The blade might pass Jyuyo token.

Koshirae : Nami-chidori Issaku Koshirae
Tsuba :Tetsuji tsuba with wave pattern engraved in open work. Hide masa (kao)
Fuchikashira : Shibuichi base Bird and wave design is engraved.
Saya : Kawarinuri saya(Unique painted saya)
Menuki : Shakudou base with feather and bird design engraved.
Kojiri: Shibuich base with bird design engraved.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price (credit card) : JPY 3,200,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 3,170,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)