Ordering number: 19165
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Bicchu Koku Mizuta Ju Kunishige Saku
(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 is polished.
Habaki: Silver single Hadaki.
Blade length: 33.63 cm or 13.24 inches.
Sori : 0.303 cm or 0.11 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.04 cm or 1.196 inches.
Kasane : 0.71 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Edo period around the Kanbun era.
Shape : Wide and thick, Mitsumume Hirauchi blade.
Gomabashi, sanscrit, and Ken are engraved.
Jigane : Itame Hada grained with Jinie attach. Hadatatsu.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Gunome Midare with Notare.
The Nioikuchi is thick. There are Yaki on the Mune.
In the Ha, there are Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Special feature: There are several stories of the Kunishige.
This group started from the late Muromachi period.
There are some Zokumyo sword and regular swords combined.
Mizuta ooyogo Kunishige, Ootsuki Yogoro Kunishige,
Yamashiro Daijyo Kunishige and so on.
Generally Mizuta school made active hamon with thick nioikuchi and in Ha,
there are many sunagashi and kinsuji like wild feeling swords.
This blade is also a very active wild feeling sword.
From Aoi Art: Bicchu Koku Mizuta Ju Kunishige school’s works are highly regarded by the fanciers of swords. We recommend this Wakizashi for you.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.