2 body test cutting sword Nihonto Oumi kami Tsuguhiro (Gold inlay) Edo period Kanbun era 1661
Japanese Body Cutting Katana sword in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Mumei(unsigned)attributed as Oumi kami Tsuguhiro
(Gold inlay) Genroku 4 Kanoto-Hitsuji Nen 3 Gatsu 26 Nitchi
Nezu Saburobee jo Mitsumasa(Kao)
2Tsu 2Do Rakujo 1No Do Shita 2No Do
Shinto: Chujyo Saku: Wazamono: Echizen
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to yo Jyo Jyo Saku.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Golden habaki.
Blade length : 63.94 cm or 25.17inches.
Sori :12.12cm or 4.77inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.06cm or 1.20 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.18cm or 0.85 inches.
Kasane : 0.64cm or 0.25inches.
The weight of the sword : 675grams.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era(1661)
Shape : suriage mumei(cut shorten). Regular width and thickness Katana,
Jigane : Ko Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach. Hadadatsu there are Chikei.
Hamon : Nie Deki, bright Suguha. Boshi is Yakisage style.
Special feature: sharpness is good. Omimori Fujiwara Yasuhiro is a pupil
of Echizen Mitsuyo Yasutsugu and produced in Echizen, Omi and Edo.
Echizen Shinto was especially used in the Edo period due to its excellent sharpness
and superiority as a practical sword. In peaceful Edo period, experts sometimes performed
trial cutting using sinner’s corpse and engrave the cutting results and slasher’s name.( saidanmei)
This sword’s saidanmei means Nezusaburobei joy Mitsumasa slashed
two stacked corpses using this sword on March 26th,1691.
Saya :Aogai chirashi( blue shell powder spread saya.)
Tsuba :Syakudonanako plate Mokko style Carve flowers and eggplant and paint
Fuchi:On the syakudo nanako plate, kick flower is engraved with gold color.
Kashira: Shishi dog is engraved with gold color.
Menuki : phenix is engraved with gold color.(might be solid gold but not sure)
Well known as Echizen sword smith (O-mi Kami Tsuguhiro),
but it has a cutting test (gold inlay), upper part Hutatsu (second) do (body) and
lower hutatsu (second) do (body) Genroku 4th Kanoto Hitsuji nen
by Nezu Saburobei no Jyo Mitsumasa at Genroku 4th March 26th. (2016, March)
specializing in trial cutting test of swords in the early Edo period.
This is a rare work that I want to recommend as investment sword in the future
NBTHK Hozon Token
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho paper(Mumei attributed as Kaneshige)
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