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Katana, Shirasaya
Mumei, attributed to Fujiwara Takada
[ Signature ] omote : no signature ura : -
[ Size ] Blade length 60,6cm (2 shaku 0 sun 0 bu 0 rin), sori 1,20cm (3 bu 9 rin), moto-haba 3,01cm, moto-kasane 0,65cm, saki-haba 1,94 cm, saki-kasane 0,43 cm, mekugi-ana(hole) 1, blade weight 581g , shirasaya length 84,5cm
[ Period ] Edo
[ Province ] Bungo

[ Feature ]
Form : Shinogi-zukuri. Iori-mune. Both mihaba and kasane are oridinal. Saki haba becomes a little narrower. Chû-kissaki form.
Nakago : Ubu. Yasurimes are kiri. Saki is ha-agari, kuri-jiri. One hole.
Jigane : Ko-itame-hada. Jinie attached. Chikei appeared. Pale utsuri is in tatsu state. Tobi-yakis appeared. Shinogi-ji becomes masame-hada.
Hamon : In notare-tone, ko-gunomes and gunomes-chô-ji midare mixed. Nie attached. Sunagashis and tobi-yakis appeared.
Boushi : It runs in sugu, then turns in komaru. Saki is hakikake, which turns deeply.

[ Highlight ]
In Shintô period, Fujiwara-Takada school, who had their signature surename Fujiwara "藤原" and Takada-jû "高田住". They had their ancesor FUJIWARA Tomoyuki who was given a support from the Ô-tomos. In shintô period, they flourished under protection of Higo HOSOKAWA feudal family. As representing swordsmith, there were Yukinaga, Kuniyuki, Tadayuki, Masayuki, Saneyuki, Teruyuki, Subeyuki, Moriyuki, Yoshiyuki, Kunihira, Norihira, Sadayuki, and other many swordsmith. This sword form has specific high shinogi, relatively wide shinogi-haba. Mune is also high. Saki-haba getting narrower. It is one of check point, nioikuchi, which has ni-jyû-bas like band shape.

[ Conditions ] It has been already polished. Both habaki and shirasaya are brand-new. (cf. : On tôroku-shô, it mentions katana "刀" but on hozon paper, it says wakizashi "脇差")

[ Attachments ] Habaki (silver, single), shirasaya, bag of shirasaya and NBTHK Hozon paper (issued on 12th August Heisei 21(2009))

[ Item number ] A010818 [ Price ] JPY 250.000 (shipping and insurance fee are not included)

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