Ordering number : 16299
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
Signature: Hishu Dewadaijo Yukihiro
(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 : 2.91 cm or .1.145 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.05 cm or 0.81 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 Jinori 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.
Tsuba：Round iron Tsuba with open work. flowers are engraved on the rim.
Saya：Black Ishime-Ji Saya.
Menuki：bag is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira ：Crane is engraed with gold color.
From Aoi Art: Long Wakizashi. The Jigane is nice. And Hamon is also nice Midare.
It is rare that signature has Dewa Daijo.
This is typical beautiful Hizen Jigane.
NBTHK Tokubetsu-hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.