Slender blade, shinogi-zukuri and iori mune, the hamon is suguha to a light notare, kinsuji with nioi. The tang is ubu with one mekugi-ana, the tip is ha-agari-kurijiri, the yasurime is o-sujikai. The signature reads Fujiwara MASANAGA.
Smooth, oval-round tsuba with two hitsu and decorative openwork, the motif shows a farmer on a bundle of twigs with a work tool. The black kashira is smooth, the fuchi with takazogan on finest nanakoji shows different headpieces with gilding. The menuki show floral compositions with gilding. The saya with roironuri as well as ribbing with incised lines and five mon emblems painted with gold lacquer in the form of crossed yabane (arrow feathers) within a circle.
NAGASA 44.6 cm, total LENGTH 69.3 cm
Condition: The blade is in excellent condition with minor blemishes. The saya with some chips to lacquer and minor wear.
Provenance: From a Hungarian private collection; with certificate in Japanese from the NBTHK.