Ordering number: 21039
Wakizashi in Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature : Harima Daijo Fujiwara Shigetaka 2nd generation.
Echizen Ju 播磨大掾藤原重高
(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 double habaki.
Blade length : 54.8 cm or 21.5 inches.
Sori :1.6cm or 0.62 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi :2.96 cm or 1.16 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.04 cm or 0.80 inches.
Kasane : 0.65cm or 0.25 inches.
The weight of the sword 485 grams.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era
Shape : Wide and thick blade with deep Sori and longer Kissaki. Bo-hi are engraved on both side.
Jigane : Itame-Hada well grained. Jinie attached beautiful Hada.
Hamon :From Hamachi, Suguha then Choji-Midare.
Ashi worked. Boshi is Sansaku style round shape
Special feature: Shigetaka the Second forged this Wakizashi.
He was a pupil of Shigetaka the First in Echizen province. The clan continued eleven generations until the last of Edo period.
This sword is typical 2nd generation Shigetaka.
Koshirae: Handachi style.
Tsuba: Mokko style Tsuba with gold Fkurin. Leves are engraved.
Fuchikashira; Koziri, Kurikata: Shakudo plate. Flowers are engraved.
Saya: Deep brown color with Black pattern.
Kozuka: Shakudo Nanako plate. Dragon is engraved with gold color.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.