Samurai katana 60.2cm sword by Fujiwara Takada, certificate
Antique Samurai sword, Unsigned, 60.2cm with NBTHK HOZON paper, attributed to " FUJIWARA TAKADA: of mid Muromachi era, about 500 years old.
NBTHK described and attributed this sword to be made by Fujiwara Takada of Takada Group.
NBTHK Hozon Token, Koto (Late Old Swords) Mid Muromachi (Before 1590)
NBTHK described that the swordsmith belonged to Takada Group from Bungo province (Now, Oita Prefecture)
The Hamon (temper line) is Gonome-midare and Hada is Ko-mokume-Hada.
Certificate of Authenticity issued by NBTHK (The Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai) on June 2, 1997. No.346797), Hozon Token
As the Hacho (cutting edge) is over 60cm, it should be described as a Katana, but NBTHK certificate stated this sword as wakizashi using the old measurement method.
Sword was recently polish and the blade is very beautiful and elegant. It is mounted in a Shirasaya.
Hacho (Cutting edge, Blade length): 60.2cm
Sori (Curvature): 2.2cm
Motomihaba (Width at the Hamachi): 2.88cm
Motokasane(Thickness of Motokasane): 6.5mm
Nakago (The tang of the blade) Length: 17.0cm
Hamon (temper line) : Gonome-midare.
Mekugi-ana (the hole for the mekugi): 2
Weight(Approx.): 544g" Blade only"
Habaki Material: Silver
Condition: Age appropriate
Condition: Recent polishing.
There are tiny scratches due to in and out from the scabbard.
Total weigh (Approx.) blade and Shirasaya: 842g
Total length (Shirasaya): 88.1cm
Price : NOT FOR SALE