Ordering number: 19332
Wakizashi in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Kunimasa(Omi Kami・Mutsu・Genroku)
(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 foiled single Habaki.
Blade length : 45.8cm or 18.03 inches.
Sori :1.3 or 0.51 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.28 cm or 1.29 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.49 cm or 0.98 inches.
Kasane : 0.76 cm or 0.29 inches.
Weight of the blade: 515grams
Era : Edo period Genroku era.
Shape : The blade is 3.28cm wide and thick with deep sori and longer kissaki very healthy blade.
Jigane :Itame hada well grained with jinie attach blackish jigane.
Hamon :Nie deki suguha from the Hamachi and then deep nioikuchi gunome midare with ashi and yo work.
Inside of the blade has sunagashi and kinsuji work.
Bo-shi is a constricted and round style.
Special feature: There are some Kunimasa in Edo period Kunihiro student
and others but NBTHK judged as Mutsu province Kunimasa.
His name was Oumi Kuni Minamoto Kunimasa who was a student of the Tatsuhide after he moved to Edo.
Tsuba: Mokko shape iron Tsuba, brass is inlaid.
Menuki: Chicken is engraved with gold color.
Fuchi: Shakudo, a phoenix is engraved with gold color.
kashira: Copper, plants are engraved.
Saya: Dark green color Saya with gold powder.
From Aoi Art: This sword is very wide and thick
and also heavyweight 515 grams.
The blade, of course, obtained NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token.
We recommend this heavy, wide, and thick healthy blade.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.