Ordering number : 15553
Wakizashi in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token) Guarantee NBTHK Hozon paper.
Signature : Tsushima Kami Tachibana Chikyu Nyudo Motte Nanbantetsu Saku Kore
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijo saku, Jojo saku Jo saku and regular saku)
This sword blade belongs to Jojo saku ranking.
The blade is polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled double Habaki.
Blade length : 49.8 cm or 19.6 inches.
Sori 1.3 cm or 0.51inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the Hamachi : 3.18cm or 1.25 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.31 cm or 0.91 inches.
Kasane : 0.74cm or 0.3 inches.
Era : Edo period Genroku 1st. (AD1688)
Shape : Width at the Hamachi and Kissaki are wide and also both thick with suitable curve and longer Kissaki nice looking healthy blade.
Jigane : Koitame-hada well grained with Jinie attach and clear Utsuri appear on Ji.
Hamon : Konie deki Choji-midare and in Ha, small Ashi and Yo work very active.
Boshi is Notare Yakizume style.
Special feature : He was born at Kosyu Gamo (Oumi province) and studied Ichimonji style sword with his brother Mitsuhira.
They moved to Edo and studied from Ishido Korekazu and other sword makers.
At first he called himself ‘Heki Ichinojyo’ and after that Saburozaemon’.
Later he became a priest and got the Momyo (name as buddist priest) ‘Ippo’ and ‘Chikyu Nyudo’ at Genroku first year.
So this sword was made at his later year and also the blade was used by Nanbantetsu (western) steel.
Before Tsunemitsu was reported that he was older brother of Mitsuhira but the recent reserch says he is a Mitsuhira’s yonger brother.
Anyway they are quite well known Ichimonji style sword makers and high reputation in Edo period.
Sakamoto Ryoma loved Tsunemitsu Choji-midare Hamon.
This Wakizashi is wide and thick healthy blade without any Kizu or flaw.
We recommend this marvelous sword.
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Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 550,000 JPY-. (shipping costs not included in price)