Order number : 16632
Wakizashi in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : (Eda-Kiku) Oumi Kami Minamoto Hisamichi the 3rd generation
November 5th, Genbun (1740)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijo saku, Jojo saku, Jo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jojo saku ranking.
The blade is polished.
Habaki : Gold foled double Habaki
Blade length : 60.15 cm or 2.37 inches. (The length is just on border line of Katana and Wakizashi)
Sori : 1.8 cm or 0.31 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the Hamachi : 2.78 cm or 1.09 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.96 cm or 0.77 inches.
Kasane : 0.76 cm or 0.30 inches.
Era : Edo period Genbun era (November 1740)
Shape : Long Wakizashi similar to Katana. Balanced width, thickness deep curve blade with nice shape.
Jigane : Koitame-hada with Masa mixed, well grained with Jinie attach.
Hamon : Nie-deki Suguha from Hamachi area and becomes Gonome-midare with Tama. Sunagashi, Kinsuji work well. Boshi turns round shape.
Special feature : Hisamichi the first generation is on of 5 best swordsmith of Kyo and second generation became adopted son of the first and named ‘Mishina Kinsiro’. The second generation succeed Hisamichi and received the position of ‘Omi-Kami’ from Shogunate.
This blade was forged by the third generation whom succeed Hisamichi at Kyoho and at Genbun 4th he was hired by Tobu and meritoriously to receive 5-Nin-Buchi for reviving Wakasa Masamune style blade.
Ths blade has been forged at 1740, next year he got 5 Nin-Buchi, having signature engravement also on the back of Nakago, one of very precious sword.
NBTHK Hozon paper
AOI Art estimation paper
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Price : 550,000 JPY-. (shipping costs not included in price)