Ordering number: 22515
Wakizashi in Shirasaya（NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Harima Daijyo Fujiwara Shigetaka(2nd generation) 播磨大掾藤原重高
Echizen Ju 越前住
Shinto: Cyujyo saku: Echizen
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
habaki: Silver single Habaki
The blade was polished.
Blade length: 54.2cm or 21.3inches.
Sori: 1.4cm or 0.6inches.
Width at the hamachi: 2.75cm or 1.08inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.12cm or 0.83inches.
Kasane: 0.62cm or 0.24inches.
The weight of the sword: 535grams
Shape: The blade is normally broad and thick with adequate Sori and longer Kissaki. Apparently, it looks like the shape of Kanei era works.
Jigane: Koitamehada is very dense to be beautiful Jigane.
Hamon: Niedeki, Gunomemidare in similar heights. Boshi is Notare and turns back round.
Special feature: It is Naga-Wakizashi, almost as long as Katana. Its blade has characteristics of Echizen Shinto
From Aoi Art: This sword passed the NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper. After the Kanbun era, the Edo period, the demand for Katana decreased drastically and many swordsmiths lost their jobs.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta