Ordering number : 11073
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Mei: IZUMO KAMI FUJIWARA YOSHITAKE.
shinto:jyo saku ranking:Wazamono cutting test ranking:Musashi
(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 :silver single habaki.
Blade length(nagasa) : 51.1cm or 20.118 inches.
Sori :0,8 cm or 0.315 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.9 cm or 1.14 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.14 cm or 0.843 inches.
Kasane : 0.69cm or 0.272 inches.
Era : Edo period Tenna era.1681
Shape(Sugata):The blade is rather wide and thick
with small sori and longer kissaki healthy volume.
Kitae :itame hada and mokume hada mixed with masame hada.
Hamon :Niedeki deep nioikuchi futosuguha and in Hamon,
sunagashi and small kinsuji work.
Boshi:midarekomi round shape deep nioikuchi hamon.
Special feature: Izumo (No) Kami Fujiwara Yoshitake was
a swordsmith of Yamashiro province. The First was a son
of Horikawa Kunitake in Kyoto. It is said that they were descendants
of Sanjo Yoshinori. Yoshitake moved to Edo and formed
a friendship with the Hojoji School.
The First Yoshitake passed away in 1694 and his adopted
son succeeded Yoshitake as the Second.
Saya :On the black ishimeji flower is design.
Tsuba :on the round shape iron Tsuba,
waves and flying birds are engraved with gold color.
Menuki :On the syakudo plate, bird is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira:On the syakudo nanako plate,
flower is engraved with gold color.
Kozuka: On the syakudo nanako plate, Matsu tree is engraved.
From Aoi Art: This wakizashi is wide and thick healthy blade.
The sword is very similar with Hojyo-ji Masahiro and others.
The signature Kiyoshichi is very rear.
Koshirae is also nice condition.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.