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Katana, Shirasaya, Koshirae
Aizu 11th generation Izumi no kami Kanesada
[ Signature ] mei(omote)Izumi-no-kami Fujiwara Ason Kanesada (ura)Keio 2 tora-doshi hachi-gatsu-hi
[ Size ] Blade length 70,1cm (2 shaku 3 sun 1 bu 3 rin ), sori 1,5cm (4 bu 9 rin), moto-haba 3,16cm, mune-moto-kasane 0,79cm, saki-haba 2,18cm, saki-kasane 0,50cm, mekugi-ana(hole) 1, blade weight 792g , shirasaya length 100 cm, koshirae length 102cm
[ Period ] Edo, end of, Keio 2
[ Province ] Iwashiro

[ Characteristic ]
Form : Shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune. Mihaba is ordinal. Kasane is thick. Shallow sori attached.
Chu-kissaki extended.
Nakago : Ubu. Yasurimes are o-sujikais. Saki is ha-agari, ken-gata. One hole.
Jigane : Well grained masame-hada. Jinie attached. Nie utsuri is significant.
Hamon : In sugu-ha tone. A very little notare attached. In nie, fine sunagashi appeared. Niju-ba and kui-chigai-bas mixed.
Boushi : It runs in sugu. Saki is hakikake. It turns in komaru.

Aizu eleventh Izumi-no-kami Kanesada was the eleventh generation of Aizu Furukawa family.
The family began by Furukawa Kiyoemon Kanesada who was the third son of Kanesada (Hikisada), descendant of Noshu-ju Kaneuji. He was born on 13th December 8 Tempo (1837), the aizuwakamatsu. His childhood name was Tomoya. He began to create sword in 14 years under his father FURUKAWA Oumi (tenth Kanesada) to Kaei 3 (1850). He became "Yokoza-dai" for 16 years. The same year he began work on vicarious Kaei 7 (1854). As the first signature, there is the sword with Kanemoto and Kanesada. It battle duel Mr.Tora (or rude disciple), and lose the family estate inheritance. The following year, he returned to the family. He changed his name Kiyoemon its 27 years. He put priority to create the swords made in Aizu. It was said that he used the Aizu iron sand to create his swords. He made a move to Kyoto Bunkyu 3 (1863). At first he created sabres for the samurai of Aizu screen that kept Miyako. As a result, its characteristics become strong form with extended kissaki. His swords had the functionality and beauty at the same time.

He received the Izumi-no-kami titling the 4th December Bunkyu 3 (1863). He was received by the appreciation the high imperial court, known as the master of swords Aizu. The swords were given to the Imperial family affinity Aizu clan, aristocrats and samurai. His sword was widely known as the sabre loved Hijikata Toshizo which MP Devil Shisengumi.

= 一槌も無駄をば打たじ大丈夫(ますらお)が守となさん太刀とおもへば  いづみ =
"Because these swords would be used as protection of the Masurao, one hit of hammer should not be done wastefully". by Izumi.


He had left for the front of Aizu on the first year of Genji (1864). Rojo, consequently it was penance. He was moved to Echigo September 2 Meiji (1869). He created swords in Kamo September Meiji 7 (1874). He returned to Wakamatsu, Fukushima prefecture worked for. Thirty years after his return, he had intended to create the sword by the Army Tokyo Artillery Arsenal. Japan was the first Anglo-Japanese alliance with one of Western powers last year. He received a request to create the presentation sword, as attested friendship, for British minister. He got sick in March 28 and it was dead. He was 67. There were 15 known numbers of students.

His sword documents during the Tokyo Army era artillery Arsenal not long discovered. The year 16 Heisei hundred years later, the Oshigata katana, length 2 Shaku 1 sun was discovered by the researcher.

茶漆塗鞘打刀拵 : 月夜風景図鍔(鉄地), 雲文図縁頭(鉄地), 葵沢鷹鴫図目貫(赤銅地), 勝虫図栗形(銀地), 勝虫図鐺(銀地)
Cha-urushi-nuri-zaya uchi-gatana-koshirae ; tsuba : tsuki-yo-hukei(the scene of moon)-zu (in iron), fuchigashira : un-mon(clouds)-zu (in iron), menuki : Aoi-zawa taka-kamo(hawk and duck)-zu(in shaku-do), kurigata : katsumushi (dragonfly)-zu, (in silver), kojiri : katsumushi (dragonfly)-zu.

[ Highlight ] Kasane is thick, shinogi-suji is high. The common inclination is relatively steep. The shape with chu-kissaki extended, sturdy structure, good balance to move.

It is unique that the simple beauty, shape contour lines and masamé of atmosphere with motor fluctuations in saki increasingly narrow. You can feel the spirit of Kanesada, who decided her creation as sabre battle. This sword creates the Keio 2 the following year received Izumi-no-kami, he was 30 years old. It's very precious, which is created during the era Keio also that Kanesada loved by Hijikata Toshizo. There cho-mei (long signature), typical representative of his age. It's very rare sword from the era Keio now appeared. Do not hesitate to ask. This sword is appeared on page 36 in the book "Aizu-dai-ichi ju Izumi-no-kami Kanesada".

[ Conditions ] Polished already. They are all great sword and koshirae.

[ Attachments ] Suaka-ji plate silver foiled single habaki , shirasaya, a bag of shirasaya a koshirae a koshirae bag, paper NBTHK Hozon (published in the November 29 Showa 63 (1988) )






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