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Wakizashi : Hida no kami Ujifusa

Ordering number : 14121

Wakizashi in Shirasaya, with Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)

Signature : Hida no kami Ujifusa

Shinto:Jyosaku: Wazamono:Mino
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Gold single foiled habaki
Blade length : 36.06 cm or 14.19 inches.
Sori : 0.90 cm or 0.35 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.24 cm or 1.27 inches.
Kasane : 0.59 cm or 0.23 inches.
Era : Early Edo period Keicho Shinto sword.
Shape : It is 3.24cm wide and thick sword with bohi engraved at both side of the blade.
It is strong looking hirauchi shape wakizashi.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained with jinie attached. Chikei is well seen.
Hamon : Konie structuresuguha with mixture of Komidare . Boushi is big and round shape and is burned down.

Special feature : Hidanokami Ujifusa was born in Eiroku 10th year(1567) as the son of Wakasanokami Ujifusa.
He has learned the skills of forging from his father and then moved to the Nagoya-jyo castle town to make swords.
The famous Owari sword smiths at the time are Nobutaka, Ujisada, Masatsune and others and were very active at the time.
The hamon is typical curvy style which is somewhat similar to Kanefusa.
Hidanokami Ujifusa made many piece with rustic notare pattern and edgy gunome midare hamon.
This piece has strikingly good jigane in suguha style. It is very nice well balanced piece.
We would like to offer this sword to the one who is looking for Keicho Shinto swords.

Historical background: Battle of Sekigahara starts at Keicho 2nd year(1600)
The battle that lead to the start of Shogunate for Tokugawa Ieyasu.

Koshirae : Aikuchi Koshirae
Saya : Black roiro saya with family crest engraved and inlayed with gold.
Menuki :Shakudo nanakoji plate with gold covered
Kozuka : Shakudo nanakoji plated with family crest engraved and inlayed with gold.
Kogatana : Koshu Jyunin Minamoto Kazumine

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

Price : 600,000 JPY- (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)