Ordering number : 16299
Wakizashi in Shirasaya
Signature: Hishu Dewadaijo Yukihiro (NBTHK Tokubetsu hozon paper)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyojyo ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled double Habaki.
Blade length : 57.2 cm or 22.5 inches.
Sori : 1.1 cm or 0.43 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.22 cm or 0.87 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.25 cm or 0.89 inches.
Kasane : 0.6 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Edo period
Shape : Wide, thick, firmly balde with balanced curve, long Kissaki. Kanei style O-wakizashi.
Jigane : Koitame-hada well grained with Jinie attched, glittering Jigane.
Hamon : Nie-deki Gonome-midare and Choji-midare mixture with long Ahi, Saryu and Kinsuji waork very well. Boshi turns round shape.
He called himself Kuroubei the brother of Masahiro the first genaration.
He got the title Dewadaijo at Shouho 5.(1648)
He learned how to forge steel imported from Holland at age 32, AD1650.
And then he became Dewanokami at Kanbun 3(1663).
He died at May 1683, when he was 66 years old.
He used Holland steel often and he engraved on Nakago about this.
His blade is having his original Gonoma-midare and Choji-midare mixtured Hamon.
Kinsuji glittering on Hamon is very beautiful.
Wide, thick blade is very healthy.
NBTHK Tokubetsu-hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : JPY 450,000-. (shipping costs not included in price)