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Katana: Hokke Saburo Nobufusa


Katana in Koshirae (Guarantee : NBTHK Hozon paper)

Signature : Hokke Saburo Nobufusa.

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Nobufusa belongs to Jo saku ranging.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 62.8 cm or 24.72 inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.11 cm or 1.22 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.34 cm or 0.92 inches.
Kasane : 0.72 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : modern time.
Shape : : The blade is wide and thick healthy blade.
Jitetsu :Itame had well grained with masanagare with jinie attach
Hamon : Nioideki sakasa choji midare with bright hamon.

Special feature : Recently sizable swords made before the end of
the Second World War appeared by chance.
Hokke Saburo Nobufusa made them during wartime.
He passed away before cutting the signature and unfinished
swords were left untouched after his death.
The Hokke family kept them in Miyagi pref. Hokke Saburo Nobufusa
who made this sword worked in prewar days and during the war.
He learned at Ichiryusai Sadatoshi and went under the name of Ryoun.
Nobufusa’s son and grandson succeeded to the swordsmith name Nobufusa.
The present Nobufusa also participates actively making highly–motivated swords.
He was designated an intangible cultural assets of Miyagi pref.
He is good at making traditional Masame-hada of the Yamato School called Hosho-utsushi.
The Nobuhusas are highly admired for generations from the Namboku-cho period until today.

Koshirae :
Tsuba : Mokko shape iron Tsuba with open work.
Fuchikashira : Shakudo, calabash is engraved with copper color.
Saya : Black ishimeji Saya.
Menuki : flower and basket are engraved with gold color.

Guarantee NBTHK Hozon Token
(If the blade doesn't pass, we will buy back 100% of sales price)
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 350,000 JPY