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Katana: Hizen Koku Fujiwara Yoshikane


Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)

Signature: Hizen Koku Fujiwara Yoshikane

The blade was polished.
Habaki; Silver single habaki
Blade length : 73.7cm or 29.01 inches.
Sori : 1.4cm or 0.55 inches.
Mekugi: 1
Width at the hamachi :3.38 cm or 1.33 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.22cm or 0.87 inches.
Kasane : 0.73 cm or 0.28 inches.
Weight of only blade:915g
Era : Late Edo Keiou period.
Shape : It is rather wide and thick, magnificent looking.
There are some sori. Boushi is long ended.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attached.
There are some Chikei seen.
Hamon : Nie base, suguha with some koashi seen.
The boushi is round with deep sori.

Special feature: On late Edo period,
Yoshikane has moved with the time of Hizen blade.
He has made blades during the Late Edo period.
As the time passed from Keiou to Meiji,
he had no choice other than quitting making the swords
due to the decree banning the wearing of swords in Meiji period.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : JPY 1,000,000-.