Status: Sold (Not Available) Ref. No.: 06671-38819
The swordsmith for this katana (sword worn in the obi, cutting edge up) is Kazuo Takeyama, aka Fujiwarano Yoshiomi Saku. He was the smith of seki. Yoshiomi was the smith of a Japanese army.
This sword is gendaito (traditionally forged sword blades by modern smiths). The koshirae (sword mountings or fittings) is old hantachi koshirae (c.1800).
Blade length : 65.1 cm (261/8 in.)
Sori: 1.7 cm
Ji-gane (surface steel): ko-mokume (small wood grain hada)
Hamon (temper pattern along blade edge): Gunome (undulating hamon) and togari (pointed) gunome. There is ashi (legs, i.e., streaks of nioi, or cloud-like hamon, pointing down toward the edge) in the hamon. Hamon is bright.
Boshi (temper line in kissaki, or point): Omaru
Era: Showa era (about 1940)
Signature: Fujiwarano Yoshiomi Saku
Koshirae: There is han tachi koshirae. Fuchi (collar on hilt) and kashira is copper. Menuki (hilt ornaments) of dragon is kiniroe of copper. Saya (sword scabbard) is wakasa nuri paint.
Kizu: There is no flaw (a little rust in habakimoto)