Ordering number : 1812229
Wakizashi in Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature: Bushu Shitahara Ju Naiki Yasushige(4th generation)
The blade was polished.
Habaki:silver single habaki.
Blade length : 45.4 cm or 17.87 inches.
Sori : 1.0 cm or 0.39 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 2.84 cm or 1.11 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.01 cm or 0.79 inches.
Kasane : 0.69 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : The blade is rather wide and tick healthy blade with longer kissaki.
Jitetsu :Itame had well grained with jinie attach.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha and round shape kissaki.
Special feature : From late Muromachi period to Edo period at Hachiouji area,
many sword makers were making swords which is caviled Shitahara kaki.
The founder of the Shitahara sword makers was Chikashige.
This school continued to Edo period.
Yasushige succeeded this school and worked
for Tokugawa Syogun and continued to late Edo period.
Mr Goto who is working at NBTHK sword museum is quite well known sword judge and
Tsuba: Round shape, Shakudo Nanako Tsuba, Samurai and wave are engraved.
Fuchikashira : On the syakudo plain plate, An old man is sitting
under the willow tree:signature Hidetatsu.
Saya : Kawarinuri saya.
Menuki : Sake bottle are engraved by copper plate with gold color.
Kojiri: Kurikata:On the syakudo plain plate, some design is engraved.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.