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Katana : Harima Daijyo Fujiwara Shigetaka (2nd Generation)

Ordering number : 13723

Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae

Signature : Harima Daijyo Fujiwara Shigetaka (Second Generation)
Echizen Ju

The blade was polished.
Blade length : 64.3 cm or 25.31 inches
Sori : 0.8 cm or 0.31 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.95cm or 1.16 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.96cm or 0.77nches
Kasane : 0.67 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Edo period circa Kanbun
Shape : It has average width and thickness.
It is rather shallow sori. It is nice long end shape piece.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained with jinie attached.
There is masa flow. It is dark and clear jigane.
Hamon : Nie ground gunome midare with some ashi seen in the ha. Boushi is round ended.

Special feature : This sword is made by second generation Harima Daijyo Fujiwara Shigetaka.
The first generation started making sword from Keicho period.
It is typical Echizen sword smith which is similar to that of Hirotaka.
Harimadaijyo Fujiwara Shigetaka has continued for several generations
and has made fine condition swords. This sword is comparably short katana however, the condition is very good.

Koshirae :
Tsuba: Round shape iron Tsuba, flower is engraved.
Menuki: Egg plant with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo, dragon is engraved with gold color.
Saya: Black roiro

Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 280,000 JPY- (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)