Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae. (NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicyo paper) (Guarantee : NBTHK Hozon paper.)
Signature : Yamato Daijyo Fujiwara Masanori
shinto: Jyosaku ranking: Ryo wazamono cuttign test rankig: Echizen province.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku.
This Yamato Daijyo Fujiwara Masanori belongs to regular saki.)
The blade was polished
Habaki : Gloss foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 63.8 cm or 25.11 inches.
Sori : 0.6 cm or 0.24 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.0 cm or 1.18 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.99 cm or 0.78 inches.
Kasane : 0.65 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanei era.
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick with suitable sori nice looking shape.
Jitetsu : Itame hada well grained with jinie attach and visible to see the texture.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha from the Hamachi area and then gunome midair round shape tips up and down which is typical one of Masanori’s hamon.
Special feature : Yamato Daijyo Fujiwara Masanori was working at Echizen province.
He was a scion of an old family of the Yamashiro Sanjyo Yoshinori and moved to Echizen Fukui province.
This piece hamon is typical Masanori work and has round gunome midare.
Tsuba : On the round shape brass Tsuba, rise up small mimi and made ishimeji style
and some design engraved open work.
Fuchikashira : On the syakudo plate, autumn flowers and insects are engraved with gold color. Mino Goto school.
Saya : Bright kinnashiji .
Menuki : On the syakudo nanako plate some design is engraved with gold color.
Historical background : Keicyo 19th to 20th, Oosaka Natsu no Jin battle occurred.
Tokugawa shogun destroyed Toyotomi Muneie.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicyo paper
Guarantee : NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.