Ordering number: AS20419
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(26th NBTHK Juyo Token)
Signature: Hizen Koku Mutsu Kami Tadayoshi (3rd generation)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Saijyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 53.0 cm or 20.86 inches.
Sori : 0.6 cm or 0.23 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi: 3.27cm or 1.28 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.43cm or 0.95 inches.
Kasane : 0.73 cm or 0.28 inches.
The weight of the sword 635 grams.
Era : Edo period around the Manji era.
Shape : Wide 3.27cm and thick Wakizashi with moderate Sori, large Kissaki blade.
Jigane : Ko Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
There are fine Chikei.
Shinogi-Ji: Ko Itame Hada well grained with Ko Mokume Hada mixed.
Hamon : Ko Nie Deki, Suguha Hamon with thick Nioikuchi.
There are small Ashi. The Habuchi is soft and bright.
Boshi is a pointed and round in shape. In the Ha, there are Kinsuji.
Special feature: Mutsu Kami Fujiwara Tadayoshi was a legitimate son of the Tadahiro
who was called Shinzaburo 3rd generation Tadayoshi.
At Manji 3rd year November, He got the title of the Mutsu Daijyo and at Kanbun first year
August, he changed his title to Mutsu Kami.
He passed away Teikyo 3rd February.
He made many swords for 2nd generation Tadahiro so he left a few swords even though
his high ranking sword maker.
Many sword collectors want to buy his swords but very hard to buy because we can find
a small number of swords for sale.
This sword is quite well wonderful Jigane and also nice Hamon.
26th NBTHK Juyo Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.