Ordering number: 20328
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature : Kashu Ju Fujiwara Kiyohira
Bushu Edo Zo Kore
(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: copper single habaki.
Blade length: 57.2 cm or 22.52 inches.
Sori : 0.8 cm or 0.315inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi: 2.97 cm or 1.17 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 1.92 cm or 0.756 inches.
Kasane : 0.64cm or0.252 inches.
The weight of the sword 540 grams.
Era : Edo period Manji era.
Shape: The blade is rather wide and thick with small sori and long Kissaki.
Jigane:The blade is blackish northern part of Japan
koitame hada well grained with jinie attach clear bright jigane.
Hamon: Nie deki gunome midare and togari gunome midare mixed
sunagashi, and Kinsuji work.
Special feature: Kiyohira is called Hachimanyama Tsujimura Gorozaemon
4th generation Jinroku Kanewaka and moved to To-bu.
He made sword at Odawara to adored Soshu style sword.
His subjects are similar with his older brother Kagehira.
Saya :Baika leather fine Saya.
Tsuba: Eggplant iron shape is engraved right and left sides.
Menuki: On the shakudo plate, the flower is engraved.
Fuchikashira: On the shakudo plate, some designs are engraved.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper