Katana: Shouji Chikuzen Daijyo Taikei Fuji Naotane (Kao) Bunsei 13 nen Chushun(Spring1830)
Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
Signature : Shouji Chikuzen Daijyo Taikei Fuji Naotane (Kao)
Bunsei 13 nen Chushun(Spring1830)
shinshinto:saiyosaku (the highest ranking sword) Musashi province.
Sayagaki was done by Kanzan sensei:Shouji Chikuzen Daijyo Taikei Fuji Naotane
Bunsei 13 nen Chushun Bizen den fine work which is nice work sword length is 2syaku 3 sun 3 bu.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 70.6 cm or 27.79 inches.
Sori : 1.65 cm or 0.64 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.09 cm or 1.21 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.99cm or 0.78 inches.
Kasane : 0.83 cm or 0.33 inches.
Era : Late Edo period. period.
Shape : Bo-hi is engraved both sides of the blade and rather wide and thick healthy blade.
Jitetsu :Itame had well grained with jinie attach and chikei work also Uzumaki had mixed.
Hamon : Niedeki gunome midair and in Ha, there are many sunagashi and kinsuji work. Boshi is noter and round shape.
Special feature :
Taikei Naotane was born at Dewa province and got the title of Chikuzen Daijyo. After he went to Edo and studied under the Suishinshi Masahide. His skill was excellent and outstrip his master Suishinshi Masahide. His Bizenden and soshu den are excellent work.
This sword is convined Sosyu den and Bizen den which is called Soden bizen. The sword is very active and fine high quality hamon.
According to the Kanzan sensei's sayagaki, the blade is Kasaku(fine work)
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price (credit card) : JPY 3,500,000-.