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Katana: Kazusanosuke Fujiwara Kaneshige

Ordering number : 13130 (Consignment Sale)

Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)

Signature: Kazusanosuke Fujiwara Kaneshige

The blade needs polish.additional cost is 70,000JPY.

Blade length : 67.6 cm or 26.61 inches.
Sori : 1.6 cm or 0.62 inches.
Mekugi: 3
Width at the hamachi : 3.15 cm or 1.24 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.93 cm or 0.75 inches.
Kasane : 0.67 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Edo period.
Shape : Suriage pieces and at the back end of the tang, there is a signature "Jyousoukai Fujiwara Kaneshige" written. Bohi is engraved at both side of the blade.
Jitetsu : Itame hada well grained with jinie attached. There are delicate chikei seen
and it has very strong feeling.
Hamon : NIe based gonome mix with round shape. There are sunagashi and kinsuji seen. Boshi is curved and has round kaeri.

Special feature : Jousoukai Fujiwara Kaneshige is Izuminokami Kaneshige's son and he is called Tsuji Sukezaimon. He is the mentor of Kotetsu and he made deep nioiguchi jyuzuha pieces. It has very active kinsuji and sunagashi works. The hamon
in the boshi reminds of Mamushi(viper) neck it is softly curled over. Kotetsu is reigned for its unique making of which was influenced from Izuminokami Kaneshige.
Miyoshi Nagamichi was strongly influenced by his piece. His pieces shows the influence of kotetsu. It is said that it was Toudou Hirasuke's(one of the member of Shinsengumi) blade. This piece is precisely been imitating kotetsu. If it is re-polished, it will change significantly.

Koshirae :
Tsuba :Round shape iron tsuba with openwork.
Fuchikashira :tetsu base with dragon engraved.
Saya : Black color that reminds of Awaho.
Menuki : Shakudou base with dragon engraved.

NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

If you want to polish, additional cost is 70,000JPY.

Price (credit card) : JPY 650,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 637,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)