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Katana: Oumi no kami Fujiwara Tsuguhira Tsukuru(with cutting test)


Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Tosogu for Tsuba, Mumei(Kyosukashi))

Signature : Oumi no kami Fujiwara Tsuguhira Tsukuru
with cutting test.
(It is around Tenmei Period)

The blade was polished
Habaki : Gold single foiled habaki
Blade length : 71.6 cm or 28.18 inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.18 cm or 1.25 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.28 cm or 0.89 inches.
Kasane : 0.77 cm or 0.30 inches.
Era : Late Edo Period
Shape : It is wide and thick mitsumune style with deep sori. It is middle shape kissaki.
Jitetsu : Masame hada well grained with itame hada mixed. There is jinie attached.
It It is dark jigane with fine jitetsu attached. Ot is also tobiyaki style utsuri.
Hamon : Deep nioiguchi with deep suguha style with notare ba mixed.
There is soft and thick ashi attached and activities such as Sunagashi and kinsuji works appear.
Boushi is round end and is hakikake style.

Special feature : Oumi no kami Fujiwara Tsuguhira has continued to 4th generation.
This piece is 3rd generation Tsuguhira and he was called Fujita Yoshiro.
From my opinion he was the most high quality sword smith at the time.
He has proudly introduced his sword Ougon Tsurui.
It is extremely rare Marumune style in Masame hada style.
It is well grained jinie attached wakizashi.

Koshirae : It is fine condition koshirae
Tsuba : Round shape iron Tsuba with some cutting pattern engraved on the rim. It is Saotome style 62 plate.
It is Kyosukashi tsuba. NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper.
Fuchikashira : Shakudo Nanako plated with flower design engraved and inlayed with gold.
Saya : Black roiro saya with chrysanthemum design engraved and inalyed with gold.
Menuki : Shakudo plated with flower design engraved and inlayed with gold.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper for blade
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Tosogu for Tsuba, Mumei(Kyosukashi)
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 1,450,000 JPY-