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Katana, Shirasaya
Bungo jû Fujiwara Saneyuki
[ Signature ] omote : "豊後住藤原實行" ura : -
[ Size ] Blade length 70,8cm (2 shaku 3 sun 3 bu 6 rin), sori 1,0cm (3 bu 3 rin), moto-haba 3,15cm, moto-kasane 0,69cm, saki-haba 2,04 cm, saki-kasane 0,50 cm, mekugi-ana(holes) 2, blade weight 875g , shirasaya length 96cm
[ Period ] Edo, early through middle
[ Province ] Bungo

[ Feature ]
Form : Shinogi-zukuri. Iori-mune. Mihaba is relatively wide. Kasane is thick. A shallow sori attached. Chû-kissaki form.
Nakago : Machi is advanced around 3.03cm (i-ssun). Yasurimes are katte-sagairi. Saki is kuri-jiri. Two holes.
Jigane : Itame-hada is in nagare-gokoro. Fine jinie attached. Chikei appeared.
Hamon : Suguha which nioi-kuchi is in distinctive mode. Ko-gunomes mixed. Nie attached well. Fine kinsens and sunagashis appeared.
Boushi : It runs in sugu. Saki is haki-kake and round. It turns long with haki-kake.

Fujiwara Saneyuki was a swordsmith of Bungo Takada school. They had signature such as Bu-shû Takada-jû Fujiwara etc. "豊州高田住藤原某" or Bungo Takada-jû Fujiwara etc. "豊後高田住藤原某 " so that they were called Fujiwara Takada. The ancestor of this Fujiwara Takada school was said that first generation Tomoyuki ( around Kenmu "建武" (1334-38) of Northern and Southern Dynasties (in Japan)). Currently, the oldest remaining swords can be seen created in Bun-an(1444-1448), Hôutoku(1449-1451) of Muromachi period. Bungo Takada school flourished during Muromachi through Edo period. There were several generations of Saneyukis. This sword was considered created during early thorough middle of Edo period.

Referenced materials : Japanese swords directory Nihon-tô meikan "日本刀銘鑑" ISHII Masakuni, supervised HONMA Kunzan (Yûzankaku publishing), Heisei 12(2000). Swords in Ô-ita prefecture (from Muromachi period) by NAKAHARA Nobuo, Heisei 13 (2001)

Highlight ] The third stroke of character "實", it horizontal line bend at centre. The sword which has similar signature is owned by the Ô-ita prefectural museum of history. The sword is wakizashi with gunome-chô-ji-midare hamon. (e.g. signature "銘 藤原実行"). It was considered that the same swordsmith Saneyuki created both swords. Well grained jigane, suguha with nie evenly attached. Around mono-uchi nie attached much more. Fine kinsens and sunagashi appeared. The sword with tasteful workmanship.

[ Conditions ] It has been polished recently. Excellent.

[ Attachments ] Shirasaya (wooden habaki attached), a bag of shirasaya and NBTHK Hozon paper (issued in February Heisei 30(2018)) .

[ Item number ] A041117 [ Price ] JPY 600.000 (shipping and insurance fee are not included in the price)

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