Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : Fujiwara Yoshitsuna
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saki)
This sword belongs to jyo-saku ranking.
The blade was polished
Habaki : Syakudo single habaki.
Blade length : 66.6 cm or 26.22 inches.
Sori : 2.0 cm or 0.78 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.97cm or 1.16 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.10 cm or 0.82 inches.
Kasane : 0.74 cm or 0.29 inches.
Era : Edo period Genroku era.
Shape : The blade is small surriage and Machiokuri with bo-hi is engraved both sides of the blade.
Jitetsu : Itame had and mokume had mixed with jinie attach fine nice texture.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha with kasha a lot in Ha, Boshi is Midarekomi style.
Special feature : Fujiwara Yoshitsuna was working at Kanbun era who is a student of the first generation Tadatsuna.
He made a few swords doting his life because he helped making swords for his master Tadatsuna served his lie.
The sword is suguha hamon with many small ash nice elegant sword.
Koshirae : Tachi Koshirae.
Tsuba : On the syakudo nanako Tachi tsuba, shimazu family crest is engraved with gold color.
Saya : On the gold Nashiji, some shimazu family crests are painted by gold color.
Fuchikashira : On the syakudo nanako plate, shimazu family cressts are engraved with gold color.
Menuki : On the syakudo nanako plate, shimazu family cressts are engraved with gold color.
NBTHK Hozon token.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.