Ordering number: 20373
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : Hoki Kami Fujiwara Hirotaka
Shinto Chujyo Saku: Wazamono: Echizen
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Copper single habaki.
Blade length :59.6 cm or 23.46 inches.
Sori : 0.8 cm or 0.31 inches.
Width at the hamachi: 2.94 cm or 1.15 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 1.98 cm or 0.77 inches.
Kasane : 0.65 cm or 0.25 inches.
The weight of the sword grams: 585grams.
Era: Edo period around Meireki era(1655)
Shape: Almost Katana size, large Wakizashi.
Thick and wide with moderate Sori, longer Kissaki.
The shape is Kenei style.
Jigane: Ko Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
The soft feeling Jigane.
Hamon: Nie Deki, soft Habuchi and thick Nioikuchi Hamon with Ashi. from the Monouchi to top, the Nioikuchi is tight.
Boshi is round shape.
Special feature: Hoki Kami Fujiwara Hirotaka was a swordsmith of Echizen province. He isuite highly rated swordsmith.
He made large Gunome Midare Hamon and Suguha with thick Nioikuchi. He is a swordsmith with various skills.
From Aoi Art: The blade is almost Katana length.
In my opinion, he was a very dexterous swordsmith with Gunome Midare and Suguha Hamon. He also made blades that reminds of Inoue Shinkai.
We recommend this sword for you.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.