Ordering number: 21237
Wakizashi in Shirasaya( NBTHK Kicho paper)
Signature : Mumei (Shimosaka) 下坂
(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: 32.3 cm or 12.72 inches.
Sori : 0.2 cm or 0.07 inches.
Width at the hamachi: 2.9cm or 1.14 inches.
Kasane : 0.65 cm or 0.256 inches.
The weight of the sword 280 grams.
Era : Edo period Kanei era.
Shape: The blade is a rather wide and thick very healthy blade.
Jigane: Koitame hada and ko-Mokume hada mixed with jinie attach the blackish northern part of the texture.
Hamon:ko-Nie Deki Suguha rather tight and bo-shi is Komaru bo-shi and turns back.
Special feature: Echizen Kuni Shimosaka was a group of Yasutsugu schools.
This blade’s Hamon looks like a Yasutsugu Hamon.
It is rather difficult to distinguish who made this sword but the quality is very nice.
From Aoi Art: This Tanto was judged as Shibahara with the thick healthy blade. I recommend this Tanto for you.
NBTHK Kicyo Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.