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Katana :Noshu Okachiyama Sanrei ju Matsui Jiichiro Fujiwara Nagasada

Ordering number : 15433

Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)

Signature :Noshu Okachiyama Sanrei jyu Matsui Jiichiro Fujiwara Nagasada
Ryosha Saidan Keio 2nd year New year Bushu Edo Tsuruno nari

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Okachiyama Nagasada belongs to Jyojyosaku ranking.
The blade has top quality polish
Blade length : 69.2 cm or 27.24 inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.15 cm or 1.24 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.45 cm or 0.96 inches.
Kasane : 0.67 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Late Edo period.

Shape : Bohi is engraved on both side of the blade. It is rather wide and thick with much sori. Boshi is long and nice shape.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attached. Chikei work is appearing. The jigane is top quality.
Hamon : The hamon resembles Shizu. It is gunome midare with ashi well attached There is sunagashi and kinsuji work appearing Boshi is sansaku style.
Special feature : Okachiyama Nagasada was born in Bunka 6nd year in MIno. His actual name is Matsui Haruichiro and at Bunka 6th year, he was born as the son of Matsui Naosaburo and later on became the sword smith of Kishu Tokugawa family.
At Manei 1st year(1860), he has forged sowrd in Isetamaru.
This work has excellent jigane with rough gunome midare hamon and sunagashi and kinsuji activities appearing. It is work just like Kiyomaro. There is cutting test signature on the nakago tang.
It is rare in that there is sunagashi and kinsuji work.
It is rare that there is the actual name of Nagasada (Matsui Jiichiro Fujiwara Nagasada) and the cutting test signature. Generally, the cutter cuts the body but this katana was cut by Fujiwara Nagasada himself.
The phrase"みちしばのつる Michishiba no tsuru" means that the katana is as sharp that it slash(the body) just like a dewdrop. The test was done on 両車 Ryosha or the hard part of the hips.
We recommend this katana for your collection.
It is inscribed on the sword directory(Toko Jiten) as Chujyosaku but at the sword market this sword is attributed as Shinshinto Jyojyosaku. Don't miss this opportunity.

Historical Background: Keio 2nd year January 21nd year Saccho Alliance.
Keio 2nd year January 23rd, Sakamoto Ryoma succeeded escaping from The Teradaya Incident.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 2,200,000 JPY-(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)