Ordering number: 15243
Naginata in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : Mutsu Aizu Ju Shimosaka.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : silver double habaki.
Blade length: 41.2 cm or 16.22 inches.
Sori : 2.2 cm or 0.87 inches.
Width at the hamachi:2.66 cm or 1.05 inches.
Kasane :0.88 cm or 0.346 inches.
The weight of the sword 645 grams.
Era : Edo period Genna era. 1615.
Shape: The Wakizashi is wide and healthy Ubu Nakagi one Mekugiana sword. So we can see Ubu style healthy blade.
Jigane: Koitame Hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful fine texture.
Hamon: The Hamon is suguha hamon with small ashi work softly.
Special feature: This Naginata is rather long Ubu nakago
with one hole healthy original shape.
Mutsu Aizu Ju Shimosaka continues several generations.
I think this blade belongs to the 1st generation.
Probably he moved from Echizen to Aizu.
He made swords his original jigane and Hamon
and mixed up the Aizu sword maker’s technique.
Polishing is quite well and comes out nice Jigane and temper line.
We recommend this wonderful healthy ubu nakago
with one Mekugi hole Naginata for you.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.