Ordering number : 18179
Wakizashi in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature : Awataguchi Oumi Kami Tadatsuna the 2nd generation
Shinto : Jojo saku ranking : Ryo Wazamono cutting test ranking : Settsu
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijo saku, Jojo saku, Jo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jojo saku ranking.
The blade is polished by a good polisher.
Habaki : Gold wrapped double Habaki.
Blade length : 48.5 cm or 19 inches.
Sori : 1.67 cm or 0.66 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.83 cm or 1.11 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.11 cm or 0.83 inches.
Kasane : 0.62 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Edo period Genroku era (1688~)
Shape : The blade is regualr size with deep curve and long Kissaki nice looking shape.
Jigane : Koitame-hada well grained with Jinie attach and Chikei work.
Hamon : Niedeki mid Suguha and becomes Notare with thick Nioikuchi and double Hamon.
Sunagashi and Kinsuji work in Hamon. Boshi turns round shape with thick Nioikuchi.
Special Feature : Awataguchi Oumi Kami Tadatsuna is a son of the first generation.
He succeeded the family name and called Ikkanshi. He is quite well known for making Horimono (engraving).
He also made Ashinaga Choji Midare, Doranba and Suguha and Notare Hamon such like this sword.
The blade is very nice shape and well grained Koitame hada and also vivid wild feeling Suguha Notare Hamon.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.