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Katana : Enju Ieyoshi / Manei 2 nenn 2 gatsu hi

Ordering number : 13391

Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae.

Signature: Enju Ieyoshi
Manei 2 nenn 2 gatsu hi

The blade was polished
Habaki:Silver single foiled habaki
Blade length : 64cm or 25.2inches.
Sori : 1.2cm or 0.47inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.95cm or 1.16inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.06cm or 0.81inches.
Kasane : 0.7cm or 0.28inches.
Weight of the blade:700g
Era : Late Edo Period
Shape : It is wide and thick and magnificent looking katana
Jitetsu : Itame had well grained with jinie attached. The texture of the ha is dymanic.

Hamon : Nie base suguha with koashi attached. Boushi is hakikake(brush up) style.

Special feature : Enjyu Ieyoshi is known to be the last generation of Enju school.
However, it is not written on the directory so it is assumed
that he was helping the wordsmith for most of his life.

Koshirae :
Tsuba : Round shape iron tsuba with grape design engraved in openwork.
It is late Edo period piece.
Fuchikashira : On shakudou nanakoji style base, a warrior riding on a boat is engraved
and inlayed with gold. Edo peirod.
Saya : Black roiro saya.
Menuki : Shakudou base lion design engraved.

Historical background: Manei first year(1860), on Sakurada Mongai Incident,
Mito domain and satsuma domain datsuhanroushi(Those who left the domain by their own will)
have attacked the line of HIkone domain and have killed the daimyo federal lord of Bakumatsu, Ii Naosuke
in Sakurada gate of Edo castle(it is now the front gate of metropolitan police department).
In the police department, there are the remaining of the nihonto that was used in the battle
and the polisher I have known for a while has been asked to polish one of the blade 20 years ago.
However, the katana had been cracked in half with many hakobore(minor cracks).

Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 450,000 JPY –
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)