Antique Nihonto - Katana-NBTHK Hozon - 72.7cm long - FujiwaraTakada, early Edo (early 1600s)
Want to practice drawing with a beautiful, 460-year old katana? With tight fittings, this antique sword is suitable for Iai practice.
Unsigned, NTBHK Certified, attributed to Fujiwara Takada School
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking, the third highest ranking out of four.
habaki: Silver single Habaki
The blade is polished.
Blade length:72.7cm or 28.62inches.
Sori:1.5cm or 0.59inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.22cm or 1.26inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.07cm or 0.81inches.
Kasane: 0.68cm or 0.26inches.
The weight of the sword:705grams
Era: The late Muromachi period
Shape: The blade is normally broad and thick with longer Kissaki. There are Bohi on the
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well with Shirake Utsuri.
Hamon: Koniedeki Chojimidare, Ko-Gunomemidare is mixed. Boshi is loose Midarekomi
and the tip turns back.
Special feature: The blade is light so it is good for Iai practice.
Tsuba: Mokko-shaped brass Tsuba. Dragonflies are engraved. Rope patterns are engraved on the rim.
Fuchi: Shakudo Nanako plate, chrysanthemum is engraved with gold color.
Kashira: made of Tsuno
Saya: Black Ishimeji Saya
Menuki: Copper plate. Shishi-dogs are engraved.
From Aoi Art: We truly recommend this to you as Iaito. It has Koshirae, so you can immediately use for Iai practice. This blade was made in the late Muromachi period, probably 1558.
NBTHK Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta