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Katana :Oumi kami Fujiwara Tsuguhiro/Echizen Ju


Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHKTokubetsu Kicho Paper)(Guarantee NBTHK Hozon paper)

Signature :Oumi kami Fujiwara Tsuguhiro
Echizen Ju

Sinto:Wazamono cutting test ranking: Chujyo saku ranking: Echizen.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 71.7 cm or 28.23inches.
Sori : 1.2cm or 0.47inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.05cm or 1.2inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.04cm or 0.8inches.
Kasane : 0.7cm or 0.27inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick with small sori
which is called Kanbun shape.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attached.
It is blackish clear jigane. The Shinogiji, strong Masame hada
well grained and visible to see the massage texture.
Hamon : Niedeki gunome midair and choji midare Kobushi
choji midaire mixed which is very active temper line.
Boshi is rather round shape yakisage style.

Special feature :Oumi kami Fujiwara Tsuguhiro was a student
of the 3rd generation Yasutsugu.
He moved to Edo and made many swords.
He made swords like Yasutsugu hamon but sometimes
he made like this Cyoji midair and kobushi cyoji midair hamon
like Kawachi Kami Kunisuke 2nd generation.
Probably he tried to make different type of sword compare
with Yasutsugu hamon.
The blade is healthy with longer size and wide and thick sword.
The shindig line has masame style jigane clearly. but not so bad.
Because most of the Shinto blade's jigane consist of massage hada.
We recommend this nice active sword for you.

Tsuba :On the round shape iron stub, engrave a deer and maple tree.
The stub is blackish deep purple color.
Fuchikashira:On the syakudo nanako plate, kick flowers are engraved with golds color.
Menuki:On the syakudo nanako plate, kick flowers are engraved with golds color.
Saya: black rock style design unusual saya.

Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token. (gurantee NBTHK Hozon Token)

Price (credit card) : JPY 650,000-.