Wakizashi : Hoju

Order number : AS18048

Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Paper)

Signature : Hoju.

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :single copper
Blade length : 51.3 cm or 20.1 inches.
Sori :1.9cm or 0.74 inches.
Mekugi :  2
Width at the hamachi : 3.23 cm or 1.27 inches.
Kasane : 0.65cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Nanbokucho period.
Shape : large Nagamaki Naoshi Wakizashi.
The Nakago is Suriage.
Jigane : The mixture of Itame Hada and Oitame Hada with Jinie attach.
Hadadatsu. There are rough texture with Chikei.
Hamon : In Ha, there are Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Nie Deki, Notare with thick Nioikuchi. Boshi is Yakizume.

Special feature:: The founder of the Hoju. started from middle
Kamakura period, and this school continued to middle Muromachi
period by several generations. 
The name of the Hoju is quite lucky name (Treasure and Kotobuki),
so Shogun Muromachi used this sword when Shogun‘s wife gives birth, 
put the sword Hoju besides her and prays by a priest
Tendai school for easy delivery.
At Bushu Mitake shrine, one sword which is called
Hojumaru is quite well known sword.
This blade has some small openings but not so bad.

NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Auction starting Price : 600,000 JPY-. (including the shipping fee)

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