Ordering number : 21101
Wakizashi in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : Harima Daijo Fujiwara Shigetaka (2nd generation)
Chu Jyo Saku: Echizen
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : silver and copper double habaki.
Blade length : 56.9 cm or 22.40 inches.
Sori :1.1 m or 0.43 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi :3.02 cm or 1.18 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.11 cm or 0.83 inches.
Kasane : 0.7cm or 0.24 inches.
The weight of the sword 550 grams.
Era : Edo period around Kanbun era.
Shape : Regular width and thickness Katana with moderate Sori, longer Kissaki. Tehre are Futasuji-Ji.
Jigane : Ko Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach. It reminds of Yasutsugu. The Jigane is blackish Hokkoku Jigane.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Notare and Gunome Midare Hamon with soft Ashi. In the Ha, tehre are Sunagashi and fine Kinsuji.
Shinogi-Ji: Ko Itame Hada and Masame Hada.
Special feature: Harima Daijo Fujiwara Shigetaka was a swordsmith of the Echizen province.
He was active in the Kanbun era. The Shigetaka continued to later generations.
This Wakizashi was made by Shigataka the 2nd generation. It is easy to distinguish from the 1st and 2nd,
since the signature is vertically long style.
This blade has thick Nioikuchi and similar to Yasutsugu.
The Hamon looks like Edo Shinto’s Hojoji school.
From Aoi Art: Harima Daijo Fujiwara Shigetaka is a group of swordsmiths who have continued
who have continued for several generations. As one of the Echizen swords, he is a swordsmith
with excellent skills. Shigetaka continued for several generations, but only the first and second generations is named Harima Daijo.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata