Ordering number: 21432
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature: Mumei (Tegai Kanetoshi)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :silver double habaki.
Blade length: 53.0 cm or 20,87 inches.
Sori:0.69cm or 0.27inches.
Width at the hamachi:2.53 cm or 1,0 inches.
Width at the Kissaki:1.89 cm or 0.744 inches.
Kasane: 0.55cm or 0.217inches.
The weight of the sword:420 grams.
Era:Nambokucho period Eitoku era, around 1381
Shape:Osuriage-mumei, blade is wide and thick, Sori is slight, Kissaki in long and its body is balanced well.
Jigane:Itamehada and Mokumehada grained so well, Jinie attached.
Hamon:Niedeki, Suguhadeki with deep Nioikuchi, Koashi with deep Nioikuchi, Habuchi
comes in softly, Kinsuji works with elaborate observation.
Boshi:Deep Nioikuchi, comes round like Yakizume.
Special feature: NBTHK judged this sword as Mumei(Tegai Kanetoshi). We can say that
this is an art made in around Eitoku era(1381) of Nambokucho period.
From Aoi Art:Apparently it is an Ubu Nakago sword, but there is a Hamon on the rusted
part of Nakago, so this is Suriage done by the method of Maruage. Kissaki was much
longer than it is now, estimated from the Hamon on the Kissaki. Hamon is a great
Suguha with deep Nioikuchi, Ashi appears very softly and this is a wonderful piece of art.
We definitely recommend this Yamato Tegai Kanetoshi for you.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.