Ordering number: 19614
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : (Kimon) Echizen Kami Nobuyoshi
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyojyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver and gold foiled double Habaki.
Blade length : 51.1 cm or 20.11 inches.
Sori : 1.7 cm or 0.66 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.30 cm or 1.29 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.37 cm or 0.93 inches.
Kasane : 0.789 cm or 0.310 inches.
Era : Edo period, Enpo era.
Shape : Wide and thick blade with large Sori.
Jigane : Well-grained Koitame-hada.
Hamon : Nie-deki, Yakidashi is straight, the rest of Hamon is a large Notare with Kinsuji.
Boshi : Midarekomi and Hakikake.
Special Feature: Echizen-kami Minamoto Rai Nobuyoshi, whose real name was Takai Kinsaburou, was the 3rd son of first-generation Kyo Shinano-kami Nobuyoshi. He had the Buddhist name Tomonobu also.
His style was strongly influenced by Sukehiro and Inoue Shinkai and he is well-known for nice Touranba-Hamon and Suguha with deep Nioikuchi.
He use some signatures ; “Echizen no kami Minamoto Nobuyoshi”, “Nyu-do Minamoto Rai Nobuyoshi”, and
“Takai Echizen no kami Minamoto no Nobuyoshi”.
In his late-life, He moved to Osaka pref and made Sword there, and some of his later works have the “Kikumon”, “Ichi” and “Minamoto” carved with the signature in the Nakago.
Saya : Red color Saya.
Tsuba : Shakudo Tsuba.
Menuki : Shakudo, flower is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo Nanako, Shishi dog is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: This sword looks very robust, the width is 3.30 cm. the Jigane is very clear and beautiful.
We recommend this sword for someone looking for a wide and thick sword.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.