Ordering number : 19048
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature : (Kikumon) Oumi Kami Minamoto Hisamichi
Shinto : Jyosaku : Yamashiro
(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 : Gold failed J single habaki.
Blade length : 39.4 cm or 15.5 inches.
Sori : 0.9cm or 0.354 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.31 cm or 1.3 inches.
Kasane : 0.78 cm or 0.3 inches.
The weight of the sword 455 grams.
Era : Edo period Enpo era. ca 1673.
Shape : This sword is Hirauchi style Wakizashi. it’s very wide and looks sturdy.
Jigane : Koitamehada with Jinie attached. Hada apparent well.
Hamon : Niedeki, Gunome-midare which has Ashi. Deep Nioikuchi. Sunagashi is seen inside the Ha. Kinsuji apparent around Monouchi.
Boshi : Round shape, it has Kinsuji.
Special Feature : Hisamichi was one of the famous swordsmiths from Mishina school.
Among the other notable smiths of the schools were Iganokami Kinmichi, Tanbanokami Yoshimichi and Ecchukami Masatoshi.
From Aoi Art : This sword looks very robust and sturdy.
NIce Chikei and Kinsuji are seen in clear Jigane.
Nowadays It’s quite difficult to find such a healthy sword like this.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.