Shinto Katana (fss-869)
An outstanding katana from the shinto period signed Yamashiro no Kami Fujiwara Kunikane. This blade has the typical characteristics of blades made in this era. It also has a longish Kissaki and an attractive slight Sori and frosted in nie. The activities in Ha are very beautiful with ji-nie . The hamon is an attractive chu-suguha. The hada is covered in ji-nie and is an itame mixed with beautiful mokume swirls and some masame.. A beautiful ubu with one hole katana this sword from the shinto era boasts of classical like work . The hada has a dense itame and mokume with and a whitish jigane and the hamon is a chu-sugu-ba in a slight notare.. Ko-nie layers the entire hamon blanketing the nioi-guchi. This katana is very sound and healthy and a beauty.. The blade is wide and has a very attractive but slight curvature that reminds one of the Shinto period. The quality of the sword is also outstanding. On the omote side by the habaki you will find an interesting area that has been tempered and is frosted in ji-niei. The hamon is bright and has very good activity. The hada is very wet looking and is forged well with much ji-nie and slight shirakke appears. The overall feel of this blade is one of a well balanced beautiful katana and is very sharp. The blade is signed but not confirmed as “Yamashiro no Kami Fujiwara Kunikane” due to that point we cannot verify this mei. A great sword in polish that would mount well that could be used for training as well as a nice collectors piece. Its priced to sell as the cost of this restoration and polish is higher than the sale price. The owner is just in need to sell it.
- Mei: Yamashiro no Kami Fujiwara Kunikane (not verified)
- Date: Edo (1600’s-1700’s)
- Nagasa: 25-7/8 inches
- Sori: 12.0 mm
- Width at the ha-machi: 32.5 mm
- Width at the yokote: 20.0 mm
- Thickness at the mune-machi: 8.5 mm
- Construction: Shinogi zukuri
- Mune: Iori
- Nakago: Ubu
- Kitae: Itame/mokume
- Hamon: Suguba
- Boshi: Maru
- Condition: Good polish
Asking price: $3,800.00
(shipping and insurance included)
Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-869.
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Chris Blazas for him $2500