Ordering number: 21277
Wakizashi in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon Token)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token)
Signature : Bichu Kuni Mizuta Ju Kunishige
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 47.6 cm or 18.74 inches.
Sori : 1.0 cm or 0.4 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi :3,28 cm or 1,29 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.63 cm or 1.0354 inches.
Kasane : 0.67cm or 0.264 inches.
The weight of the sword 525 grams.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape: The blade is wide 3.28cm and thick with rather deep sori and longer Kissaki.
Jigane: Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach and visible to see the texture.
Hamon: Nie deki with deep nioikuchi Futo Suguha Hamon and Notare mixed nicely is rather rough in Hamon, Sunagashi and small kinsuji work.
Special feature: Bichu Mizuta Kunishige is Bichu sword smith. He make swords with deep Nioiukuchi and Aranie. He was popular swordsmith and has a lot of students.
From Aoi Art: This sword has all the special features of Bichu Mizuta school. It is thick Suguha so looks like Inoue Shinkai but the Nie is different from him. This rough Nie is Kunishige’s special feature.
NBTHK Hozon Token
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicyo Token.
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.