Ordering number: 19612
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : Fujiwara Kunitomo
(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 : Copper single Habaki.
Blade length : 34.8cm or 13.7 inches.
Sori : 0.6 cm or 0.24 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.17cm or 1.25 inches.
Kasane : 0.74 cm or 0.29 inches.
The weight of the sword : 370 grams.
Era : Edo period Genroku era.
Shape : Hira-zukuri, wide and thick sword with a noticeable Sori.
Jigane : Small Itame-hada with Jinie and Shirake-Utsuri.
Hamon : Nie-deki, Suguha with Nijuba, Notare around Monouhi. Boshi is Maru.
Special Feature : Fujiwara Kunitomo was a swordsmith active during Edo period Genroku era in Tosa province(Kochi prefecture today).
Most of his swords look very robust like this sword.
From Aoi Art : This is the sword made by a swordsmith Fujiwara Kunitomo.
This Wakizashi is very wide and thick, it’s kind of reminiscent of a sword of the Kaifu school.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation: whole Oshigata.