Ordering number : 19351
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Bungo Kami Minamoto Masayasu(Shozen)
Sayagaki: Mino Koku Bungo Kami Masayasu, Masterpiece.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : silver single Ganseki habaki. The shape looks rock.
Blade length : 56.1 cm or 22.1inches.
Sori :1.6cm or 0.63 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.29cm or1.3 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.26cm or 0.89 inches.
Kasane :0.7 cm or0.276 inches.
The weight of the sword 630 grams.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : The length is long like sword length and wide,
thick with deep sori and long Kissaki nice looking heavy solid work.
Jigane : Ko Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach. The Jigane is beautiful.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha from the Hamachi and then gunome midare
and ashi bright and clear hamon.
Bo-shi is round shape yakisage style.
Special feature:Bungo Mamoru Gengen is home in Mino and lives
in Oshu Nagoya and produces a work that closely resembles Nobutaka Hoki
¥Masanori Bungo is the descendant of Masatoshi Sekikura Minokuni,
and is called Zenzen Izen, Bungo Kami Minamoto Masayasu
was born at Mino province and then moved to Bisyu Nagoya in order to make swords.
There is an exchange withHo-ki Kami Nobutaka and achieved his work.
in that place, and a similar work is produced.
Bungo Masaysu is the descendant of Ishida Zenzaemon,
and is called Bungo Kami Masayasu, Bisyu no Jyu Zenzaemon
Masayasu Ishida Zenzaemon Masayasu.
He lived Mono province and moved to Owari and lived Nagoya and made swords.
He was probably communicated with Ho-ki Kami Nobutaaka
and others and influenced a lot.
From Aoi Art: This work is a long length with a width of about the length of the sword,
a wide work width and a solid work with a deep sori. It is thought that he worked hard
and produced a stunning work, no less than a famous swordsmith’s work.
What I evaluate as the best work is that Bungo Morigen Masazen has
the best bullion and blade crest and has no inferiority in terms of the length
of warp etc. It ’s a great work.
Even if the work is rated as the best work, there is a work that is badly done,
so there are objections and objections, but it is my own evaluation,
but please refer to it.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.