Ordering number : 18176
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper)
Signature : Bicchu Koku Mizuta Kunishige
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saki ranking.
The blade is polished.
Habaki :Syakudo gold color hitoe habaki.
Blade length : 53.8 cm or 21.2 inches.
Sori :1.6cm or 0.63 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi :3.09 cm or 1.21 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.1 cm or 0.82 inches.
Kasane : 0.68cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick and longer kissaki.
Jigane :Koitame ahda well grained with jinie attach nice texture.
Hamon :Niedeki suguha from the hamachi and then gunome midare
with thick nioikuchi up and down, in Hamon,
many sunagashi and kinsuji work.
Bo-shi is round shape.
Special feature: It’s said that Bichunokuni Mizuta Ju Kunishige was descendants
of Aoe Tametsugu. Just like many of their works this one features Aranie
with wild feeling. Based on the signature, this sword might be attributed to Ichizo Kunishige.
Saya :black roar saya.
Tsuba :On the thick copper plate, tiger and bamboo are engraved.
Menuki : On the shakudo plate, shish dogs are engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Copper, tiger and person are engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art:THis sword is wide and thick healthy blade.
Hamon is constructed by aranie gunome midair active hamon.
The Hamon is wild feeling and work on the Shinogi-ji.
Aoi Art estimation paper :NBTHK hozon paper.
also NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper