Ordering number : 14770
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper)
Signature : Echizen Ju Hyuga Kami Fujiwara Sadatsugu
Shinto: Chu Jyo Saku: Echizen
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver foiled single Habaki.
Blade length : 48.0 cm or 18.89 inches.
Sori : 1.0 cm or 0.39 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.75 cm or 1.08 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.88 cm or 0.74 inches.
Kasane : 0.66cm or 0.25 inches.
Weight of the blade: 385grams.
Era : Edo period around Kanbun era.
Shape : Regular width and thickness Wakizashi.
Jigane : Ko Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
There are Chikei. visible to see the texture.
There are some light rusts on the middle part
of the blade on both side and Mume part.
There are small Kizu near the Habaki on back side.
Hamon : From Hamachi is Ko Gunome Midare and then
Gunome Midare with Notare-Ha.
You can see the Yahazu Midare.
Special feature: Hyuga Kami Fujiwara Sadatsugu was active in Kanbun era.
He was a skilful sword maker. He was a student of Echizen Yasutsugu.
He received the title of Hyuga Daijo. And after later years, he received the titile of Hyuga Kami.
Therefore, this blade is his expressive techique while he is in his prime. His works are highly regarded.
Saya : Black Roiro Saya.
Tsuba : Round shape iron Tsuba, Amida Yasuri pattern is engraved.
The rim is covered with Shakudo.
Menuki : Bird is engraved with gold color. It might be solid gold.
Fuchikashira: Silver, dragonfly and butterfly are engraved.
From Aoi Art: Hyuga Kami Fujiwara Sadatsugu’s blades are few in number.
He was a student of Yasutsugu. His blades are similar to his master’s one.
This blade is beautiful Jigana with nice Gunome Midare.
Please read our advice:
Keeping the sword for a long period, the sword had better to keep
in the Shirasaya not inside Koshirae.
You must keep the sword in good condition without making rust.
Because in your country, it is difficult to polish your sword
and if you want to make polishing the blade you must send the sword
to Japan. it is hard to polish the sword because shipping sword
and customs, and also in orderrto send back the sword,
we have to obtain an export license again.
We recommend to taking care regularly your sword in good condition.
Therefor we recommend your sword in Shirasaya.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.