Katana in Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
Signature : Kashu Kanazawa Ju Fujiwara Kiyomitsu
Kaei 3 nen 12 gatsu Kichijitsu saku kore (December 1850)
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 74.7 cm or 29.40 inches.
Sori : 2.1 cm or 0.82 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.31 cm or 1.30 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.18 cm or 0.85 inches.
Kasane : 0.67 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Late Edo period.
Shape : Rather wide and thick blade with large Sori.
Jitetsu : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
It is clear Jigane.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Suguha with Notare Ha.
There are many Ashi. Boshi is round Yakisage shape.
Special feature : Kashu Kanazawa Ju Fujiwara Kiyomistu is decendent of Harima Daijo Fujiwara Kiyomistu.
He was active at the end of Edo period. His blade known as sharpness.
This blade is also his strong point Suguha Hamon.
The blade is healthy and bright.
Tsuba : Round shape iron Tsuba, flower is engraved with open work and gold color. Late Edo period.
Fuchikashira : Silver, some pattern is painted.
Saya : Twisted the cloth Saya.
Menuki : Oars is engraved.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : JPY 850,000-.