Period: Kanbun era, Edo period.
Mei: Sunshu ju Fujiwara Kanesada.
Sugata: Shinogi-zukuri, tori-zori, iori-mune.
Overall length: 37.09 inches (942.00 mm)
Nagasa: 29.02 inches (737.00 mm) long.
Nakago: Ubu, 8.07 inches (205.00 mm), , one mekugi-ana. The yasurime are .
Kissaki: Chu-kissaki, 1.27 inches (32.25 mm). The boshi is .
Moto-haba: 1.25 inches (31.70 mm). Moto-gasane: 0.32 inches (8.23 mm). Saki-haba: 0.91 inches (23.10 mm). Saki-gasane: 0.24 inches (6.00 mm).
Sori: 0.59 inches (15.00 mm)
Hamon: Nie-deki suguha with thick nezumiashi and small ashi in the edge.
Hada: Ko-itame and masame hada. Well grained, with ji-nie.
In good polish with very minor surface scratches.
In koshirae (see pictures). Moko iron tsuba picturing sails and Mount Fuji. The fuchi-kashira pictures a traveller walking (the kashira) and enjoying a drink of sake at the end of his journey (the fuchi). The shakudo menuki are of a flower.
A very nice sword. Fujiwara Kanesada was working in Suruga when he made this sword. He didn't make many swords, so there are few of his works around.
Comes with an Aoi Art appraisal, plus a a scroll containing a professionally drawn drawing of the blade.
£6,000. Free shipping, bag included.
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