Katana : Hizen Koku Jyuu Tootoumi Fujiwara kanehiro Ikakire
Ordering number : 13252
Katana in Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper)
Signature:Hizen Koku Jyuu Tootoumi Fujiwara kanehiro Ikakire
High Quality Polish
Habaki : Gold single foiled habaki
Blade length : 69.24 cm or 27.27 inches.
Sori : 1.95 cm or 0.77 inches.
Mekugi : 3 (One buried)
Width at the hamachi : 3.00 cm or 1.18 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.05 cm or 0.80 inches.
Kasane : 0.68 cm or 0.26inches.
Weight of only blade : 780g
Era : Edo period Kanbun.
Shape : The tang has been cut about 3cm. It is regular width and thickness. There are elegant carve on this blade.
Jitetsu : Koitame had well grained with jinie attached. The jigane is clear and beautiful.
Hamon : Nie base with rather deep nioiguchi. In the ha there are some weak sunagashi and kinsuji work.
Special feature : Hizen Koku jyuu Tootoumi Kami Fujiwara Kanehiro is the son of yamato Daijyou Kane hire.
He has got the name of Tootoumi no Kami at Genroku Jyuuichi year（year 1698）.
His piece with rather different of those of Hizentou.
Many of his pieces has rather thin jigane and the hamon is notare base with rather deep nioiguchi.
This piece could be identified that Nanban iron has been used when looking at the bottom part of the signature(where the signature is engraved "以-i-".
The jigane is dark and lacks brightness.
Tsuba : On a fine quality iron tsuba, some crop field is engraved and partly inlayed with gold. It is Edo period Shoami piece.
Fuchikashira : Shakudou base with gurubori engraved.
Saya : Aogai chirashi(blue shell sparkles)
Menuki : Shakudou base with drama engraved and inlayed with gold.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : Whole Oshigata.