Enjyu Ieyoshi Katana + NBTHK

This is a Japananese katana by Enjyu Ieyoshi, who worked around the Edo Period, inclusive NBTHK papers. 


This is a Japananese katana by Enjyu Ieyoshi , who worked around the Edo Period.

The katana is in very good condition and this piece is really well balanced.

The Jigane is well forged with well grained Itame Hada with jinie (sprinkled with crystals). In the Suguha hamon you can find Nie and Ashi in the Ha. An excellent strong looking katana with Nagareru and clear Jigane. Suguta is Shinogi-zukuri  with a Tori-zori. (1,2 cm). You can find a Chu Kissaki with hakikaka and the blade is really in good condition. One Mekugi Ana in the Nakago with Mei: Enju Ieyoshi. Manei 2 nenn 2 gatsu hi.

This well made sword comes in a Shirasaya with Koshirae and is in a fine polish. Enjyu Ieyoshi is known to be the last generation of Enju school.

 Koshirae :

The Tsuba is round shaped iron with a Grape design. The Fuchi and Kashira are Shakudo Nana Koji style and show a samurai rding on a boat.  The Menuiki shows a Shakudo lion. A black roiro Saya.

The shirasaya is made of ho wood.

This Japanese Wakizashi is authentic, and the matching NBTHK papers attesting the quality and authenticity.

Inclusive whole Oshigata. Oshigata is used by Japanese appraisers since before the Japanese middle ages, to record all the metallurgical activities in the steel of a Japanese sword that make it unique to any other sword.

When handling a Katana, one should consider the following few tips:

  1. Never touch the blade with bare skin! If the need arises for handling the blade, be sure to use a silk cloth. Only handle the munesuji. One may do this, by holding the tsuka in one hand and resting the munesuji on the silk cloth with the other hand. When viewing the sword the blade (Hasaki) should face upwards.
  2. During handling of a katana, avoid breathing or talking directly over the blade! Moisture may cause blemishes or pitting on the steel surface.
  3. Never place the sword on its point (kissaki)
  4. During exchanges, or passing of a katana from one person to another, do not point the blade's tip at the person receiving the sword, nor have the blade(Hassaki) facing upwards.
  5. Before passing a katana to another person, it is best to cover the blade with its saya!


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