Ordering number: 16060
Wakizashi in Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature: Chikuzen Ju Minamoto Nobukuni… (Yoshimasa)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: copper single habaki.
Blade length :45.76 cm or 18.06 inches.
Sori :0.76cm or 0.3 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi: 2.82 cm or 1.11 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.08 cm or 0.82 inches.
Kasane : 0.64cm or 0.252 inches.
The weight of the sword 455 grams.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.1661.
Shape: The blade is Suriage and Machiokuri style.
on both sides of the blade had Bo-hi.Mihaba and Kasane are small
shallows with longer kissaki.
Jigane: Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach
Hamon: Nioideki choji midaire and round boshi.
Special feature: Chikuzen Nobukuni school was working at Chikuzen province. the founder is called Heisiro Yoshimasa and also second yoshimasa is called same name of his master.
The sword was cut the signature part Yoshimasa.
Saya :black brown color saya.
Tsuba :almost square shape copper plate stub, some Karakusa style
design is engraved and covered by syakudo plate.
Menuki : On the syakudo platee, god Daikokusama is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira:On the syakudo plate, tee ceremony goods are engraved with
Kozuka:on the iron plate, family crests are engraved with gold color.
Ko-gai:on the iron plate, family crests are engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: I think this signature looks 2nd generation Nobukuni Yoshimasa. The blade is Choji Midare Hamon with Utasuri quite a nice sword.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.