Ordering Number: 23223(Consignment Sale)
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature: Hizen Kuni Junin Kunihiro 肥前国住人国広
Shinto: Chujo saku: Wazamono: Hizen.
(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.
The blade was polished.
habaki:Gold color double haabaki.
Blade length: 47.6cm or 18.7inches.
Sori: 1.1cm or 0.4inches.
Width at the hamachi: 3.11cm or 1.22 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.22cm or 0.87 inches.
Kasane: 0.74 cm or 0.29 inches.
The weight of the sword: 520 grams
Era: Mid-Edo period, c. Shoho(正保), mid-17th century
Shape: Wakizashi with wide body, layered thickness, slightly deep curve, and long tip.
Jigane: It is beautiful Hizen Jigane with Jinie attached.
Hamon: At first glance, it looks like Hizen Kawachinokami Masahiro. The Boshi is Sansaku boshi-style.
Features: Kunihiro is the son of Hirosada and the style of Kunihiro is similar to his father. Hirosada was a swordsmith active in early Edo period, and was a student of Hizen Tadayoshi the 1st.
From Aoi Art:Generally speaking, the quality of Wakizashi is superior to Katana. This is because the wakizashi is generally easier to make. This work is a good quality piece with a nice shape.
You can see many Kinsuji and Sunagashi in the blade. This sword is very good, and I recommend it.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper
whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta
*Please note: The price does not include international shipping cost.