Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature: Cho shu ju Fujiwara Kiyoshige Saku (Chu-josaku ranking. Choshu province)
The blade was polished .
Blade length : 71.4 cm or 28.11 inches.
Sori : 1.0 cm or 0.39 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 2.86 cm or 1.12 inches.
Wide at the Kissaki : 1.81 cm or 0.71 inches.
Kasane : 0.72 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Late Edo period.
Shape : This blade is regular sized Katana with rather little Sori.
Jitetsu : Itame hada and Mokume hada are mixed with Jinie attach.
Hamon : Niedeki Suguha looks like a Nioideki.
Special feature : Choshu ju Fujiwara Kiyoshige was a swordsmith in Choshu province.
And he mainly made mild Suguha blades like a this.
Tsuba : Nanban school. On the Mokko shaped cloud and dragon are engraved.
Fuchikashira : On the Shakudo plate, flower is engraved with gold color iroe.
Saya : Black roiro saya.
Menuki : On the copper plate, some design is engraved with gold color iroe. The condition is very good.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.