Order number : 16370
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon Token) (Koshirae: NBTHK Hozon Tosogu)
Signature : Mumei(unsigned) attributed to Kaifu
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade is polished.
Habaki : Silver single habaki.
Blade length : 32 cm or 12,6 inches.
Sori : 0,2 cm or 0,78 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3,45 cm or 1.36 inches.
Kasane : 0,55 cm or 0,22nches.
Era : Late Edo period.
Shape : This healthy blade is very wide (3,45cm) and thick.
Jigane : Koitame hada is well grained with jinie attach nice clear texture.
Hamon : Niedeki wavy tenmper line with small ashi work.
Special Feature : The founder of the Kaifu sword was Kamakura period.
This school was working at Tokushima prefecture and they’re feared by people because of their violent tempers, and sometimes They commit piracy. so that the most swords were like Hatchets.
These swords are made by mass production and the length is less than 40 cm or so. The signature is on the upper part of the blade, not Nakago and also Katakiri style edge.
This sword is quite well done and healthy wide marvelous sword.
At Awa Kainan Bunkamura Kaiyo cyo Museam, many Kaifu swords are exhibited there.
Koshirae : All matching fantastic Koshirae.
Saya : Red color kizami saya.
Tsuba : Brass Hamodsshi tsuba, Karakusa style is engraved.
Fuchikashira: On the brass Tsuba, Karakusa style designe is engraved.
Kozuka:On the brass plate, Karakusa style designe is engraved.
Wari Kogai:On the brass plate, Karakusa style designe is engraved.
Kojiri:On the brass plate, Karakusa style designe is engraved.
Menuki : A mouse with gold Koduchi is engraved with syakudo and gold color.
Kogatana: Seki Jyunin Kaneharu.
NBTHK Hozon Token Paper.
NBTHK Hozon Tosogu Paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : JPY 600,000- (shipping costs not included in price)