Ordering number: 22450
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: (Kikumon) Daihoshi Hokyo Rai Eisen Izumi Kami Fujiwara Rai Kinmichi
Empo 8 Nen 2 Gatsu Kichijitsu Sada
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
habaki: Silver double Habaki
The blade was polished.
Blade length:56.3cm or 22.16inches.
Sori:0.6cm or 0.23inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.35cm or 1.31inches.
Width at the Kissaki2.25cm or 0.88inches.
Kasane:0.74cm or 0.29inches.
The weight of the sword:610grams
Era: The Keian era, the Edo period
Shape: The blade is broad and thick with shallow Sori and longer Kissaki
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well with Jinie. Beautiful Jigane.
Hamon: Suguha from Hamachi, after that Gunomemidare with deep Nioikuchi and
Gunomemidare which looks like Toranba with deep Nioikuchi. Boshi turns back round.
Special feature: Very rare Mei. Second generation Mei: Daihoshi Hokyo Rai Eisen and
beside that, Izumi Kami Fujiwara Rai Kinmichi. And it is also unclear why Sada(貞)is
right after the production date.
From Aoi Art: Marvelous Hamon with deep Nioikuchi. It is uncertain whether two Mei is
engraved by an identical person or two different swordsmiths. Moreover, we don’t know
what Sada means in production date. We truly recommend this rare work.
*Polish is available additionally at 45,000JPY.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta