Ordering number : 18558
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.
Signature : Bicchu Kami Fujiwawa Kiyonobu
Manji 3 Nen 2 Gatsu Kichi Tatsu
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyojyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 57.7 cm or 22.71 inches.
Sori : 1.3 cm or 0.51 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.30 cm or 1.29 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.35 cm or 0.92 inches.
Kasane : 0.80 cm or 0.31 inches.
Era : Edo period.
Shape : Wide and thick Kanei style Wakizashi.
Jigane : Ko Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
The Jigane is clear.
Hamon : Ko Nie Deki, Ko-gunome Midare and Chiji Midare.
Boshi is Midarekomi style.
Special feature: Bicchu Kami Fujiwara Kiyonobu was a Mino province.
He was acctive in Manji era. The engraving is very skillful.
The Jigana and Hamon are so beautiful.
Saya : Red and black color Saya.
Tsuba : Mokko shape iron Tsuba, dragon is painted with gold color.
The rim is covered with silver.
Menuki : long tailed rooster is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira and Kojiri: Silver with flower design.
From Aoi Art: This Wakizashi is long size. There are Kanji character engraving.
抵隙羣魔倒赤幡(Tei Geki Gun Ma To Akahata)
吹毛用来更君敵(Sui Mo Yo Rai Ko Kun Teki)
Unfortunately details are unknown.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.