Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHKTokubetsu Hozon paper)
Signature : Izumo Kami Fujiwara Yoshitake.
Shinto:Chujo saku ranking: Wazamono cutting test ranking;Musashi province.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saki)This sword Izumi Kami Fujiwara Yoshitake. belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
habaki: copper single habaki.
Blade length : 62.8cm or 24.72 inches.
Sori : 0.8 cm or 0.31 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.07cm or 1.20 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.25cm or 0.88 inches.
Kasane : 0.87cm or 0.37 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape The blade is wide and thick with small sori and longer kissaki healthy blade.
Hamon:Niedeki suguha with small ashi and yo work.
Boshi is round shape hakikake style.
Special feature :2nd generation Izumi Kami Yoshitake was a 3rd adopted son.
His real name is Kichizaemon Kawaide who lived Edo Shiba Doki machi.
First generation Yoshitake retired ealy because he entered Buddist.
So 2nd generation succeeded the Izumo family.
The early stage of first generation.
The blade is healthy withoukt Kizu and and scratcheds.
NBTHKTokubetsu Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.