Ordering number: 19608
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature :Mumei(unsigned) attributed as Osafune Shigezane.
Sayagaki: Kanemitsu, Bizen Osahune Kagemitsu’s son.
Soshu Ju Masamune’s student.
Meiji 37. 38 year(1904, 1905). During the Russian War at the Yalu River, Colonel Negishi.
Middle Koto:Jyo saku:Ryo wazamono :Bizen.
AOI Bijyutasu Syosin Kanteisyo NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished by god polisher.
Habaki : Gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 56.2 cm or 22.13 inches.
Sori :1.6cm or 0.63 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.81cm or 1.11inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.7cm or 0.67 inches.
Kasane : 0.63cm or 0.248 inches.
The weight of the sword 465 grams.
Era : Nanbokucyo period.
Shape : The blade is oosuriage mumei(cut shortened) regular widthm and thickness with deep sori and engraved bo-hi on both sides of the blade.
Jigane :Koitame hada and komokume hada tightly
with utsuri appear well grained fantastic Jigane.
Hamon :Konie deck small gunome midair with small sunagashi,
kinsuji work. Boshi is midarekomi style.
Special feature: Shigezane is said to be a younger brother or student of Motoshige.
He has later on become a student of Sadamune’s student.
His piece is Sugu-Sakaashi Hamon.
Those are similar to Motoshige andKagemitsu.
This wakizashi has healthy ji and ha.
There are midare utsuri seen also seen in the ji.
It inactive sakasa choji midare .
Tsuba :On the round shape iron Tsuba, ginkgo leaves are
engraved: signature Chosyu Ju Masasada.
fuchikashira :on the shakudo nanako plate,
noshi(gif) is engraved with gold color.
saya :black roiro saya.
Menuki:On the syakudo nanako plate shish dog is engraved with gold color.
Kosuka and Kogai:On the brass plate, bamboo leves are engraved.
Kogatana; Chosyu Ju Nio Masakiyo.
According to the Sayagaki Kanemitsu, Bizen Osafune Kagemitsssu’s child
Soshu Masamune student Kencyo era, At meiji 37,
He borought this sword during Japan and russin war happened and went Kamosenko,
yojyun battled together Japan and rissia.
The owner of this sword was Lieutenant Colonel Negi
If we watch the blade carefully, the sword looks Kagemitsu hamon or Kanemitsu.
The owner brought this sword to mainland Chine and battled russian war and returned to Japan safely.
We recommend this fantastic sword for you.
The Koshirae is also nice.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.