Ordering number : 15560 (Consignment Sale)
Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
Signature : Izumi kami Fujiwara Kunisada (2nd Generation)
Shinto: Saijyosaku: Settsu
Sayagaki: Izumi kami Fujiwara Kunisada The first geneation signature engraved by Shinkai(second generation). It is Suguha Deki . Hacho(blade length) is oever2shaku 5sun
Showa Hinoeuma year(1966) February
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Izumi Kami Fujiwara Kunisada belongs to Jyosaku ranking.
The blade was polished
Habaki :Gold Single foiled habaki
Blade length : 76.2 cm or 30inches.
Sori : 0.5 cm or 0.2inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.30 cm or 1.3inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.17 cm or 0.85inches.
Kasane : 0.66 cm or 0.26inches.
Era : Edo Kanbun Period
Shape : It has regular width and thickness. It is long katana with sculptured transom(ranma) on the blade
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attached. Clear Osaka jigane.
Hamon : Nie deki suguha. Boshi is round hakikake brush up style.
Special feature : Inoue Shinkai is the son of first generation Izuim kami FUjiwara Kunisada and has made several works with the name of his father.
Later on, he has forged swords of deep nioiguchi thick suguha hamon and doranba. work.
At his earlier carrier he has engraved his signature Izumi kami Fujiwara Kunisada by the order of his father.
Then he altered his sign to Inoue Izumi no kami Fujiwara Kunisada and later become Inoue Shinkai.
This katana is one of his early works. The jigane is splendid. The hamon is clear as well.
The Ranma engraving was engraved later. There i is a beautiful hand writing of Kanzan Sensei on the saya.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : JPY 3,500,000-. (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)