Katana: Higo daijyo Fujiwara Ikakire (Shimosaka)
Ordering number : 13668
Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature:Higo daijyo Fujiwara Ikakire (Shimosaka)
Keicho shinto:Jyojyo saku ranking:Echizen province.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :Gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 62.5 cm or 24.60 inches.
Sori : 0.9 cm or 0.35 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 3.05 cm or 1.2 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.39 cm or 0.94 inches.
Kasane : 0.61 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Edo Keicho era.
Shape : The blade is suriage nakago (cut shortened) with signature which is mentioned as Higo daijyo Fujiwara(Sadakuni)
Jitetsu :Itame hada well grained with jinie attach and visible to see the texture.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha hamon with ashi work.
Boshi is Yakizume style.
Special feature : Higo daijyo Fujiwara (sadakuni) is said the blade was made by first generation Yasutugu or brother of the Yasutusugu.
The sword looks very similar with Yasutsugu. According to the Fujishiro sword book, probably Sadakuni is brother of the Yasutsugu first generation. This sword is wide and long kissaki nice Keicho style .
The blade is Jyojyo saku ranking and both jigane and hamon are quite well without Kizu and flow.
NBTHK Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price (credit card) : JPY 650,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 637,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)