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Katana: Kiyosada


Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicyo paper)

Signature : Kiyosada

The blade was polished
Habaki :Gold foiled Ganmaki Habaki
Blade length : 65.15 cm or 25.64 inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.89cm or 1.14inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.04cm or 0.8inches.
Kasane : 0.64cm or 0.25inches.
Era : Early Edo Period
Shape : It is cut shorten piece however it is wide and thick quite long boshi.
It is a shape of Kanei period.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained with jinie attached.
It is beautiful clear jitetsu like water surface.
Hamon : Nie structure gunome midare with sharp togari gunome mixed.
The hamon hight is almost same length.
Ashi is long and there is active sunagashi and kinsuji works.

Special feature : Kiyosada is a swordsmith from MIno province and was successful
at early Edo period and lasted until third generation.
This piece has gunome midare through the tip of the blade.
There is many sunagashi and kinsuji works as well.
It is fine blade which is similar to Tadatsuna pieces.

Koshirae : It is fine condition koshirae.
Tsuba :Round shape iron tsuba with shinchu covering the rim. It is Tosho tsuba.
On the plate there is Kikumon and some kind of pattern engraved in open work.
Fuchikashira :Shakudo plate with dragon and wave engraved and inlayed with gold.
Saya : Lampet sparkle
Menuki : It is large size shakudo menuki with design of dragon.
Kojiri: Kurigata: Silver plate with nanako pattern.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicyo Token

Price : 400,000 JPY-