Ordering number : AS21374
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature : Moritoshi(Seiryuken) 盛俊
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : copper single habaki.
Blade length : 42.2 cm or 16.61 inches.
Sori : 0.6cm or 0.23 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi :3.36 cm or 1.32 inches.
Kasane : 0.85 cm or 0.19 inches.
The weight of the sword 535 grams.
Era : Late Edo period. 1847.
Shape : The blade is wide(3.36cm) and Kasane (0.6cm) is thick with rather deep sori healthy gorgeous Wakizashi.
The blade left Ubuha and mitsumune style.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach soft feeling jigane.
Hamon :Nie deki round shaped gunome midare .
Bo-shi is round shape Togari and hakikake style.
Special feature:Moritoshi was born Seiemon Iwamoto in 1802 in Boshu province, present
Yamaguchi pref. He became a pupil of Chounof
Tsunatoshi at Edo in 1837. After getting hold of acquire to temter the sword, Moritoshi
went back to serve the Kikkawa family at Iwakuni. The relationship between Tsunatoshi
and Moritoshi has grown closer over the years. Tsunatoshi the Second, a son of
Tsunatoshi the First learned under Moritoshi.
Saya :Black Nishime ji saya.
Tsuba :On the round shape iron tsuba, flower motif is engraved open work.
Menuki : dragon is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira:Waves design is engraved with gold color.
Kozuka:on the Syakudo nanako plate, flower design is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: 4th year of Koka: Seiryu ken Moritoshi’s solid work
produced in 1847, with Ubu ha remaining and the inscription firmly
carved with Mitsu mune.
A healthy blade with a heavy weight.
It is a magnificent work of Moritoshi with a very healthy body. The
work is a decent work that seems to have been owned by Sumo
wrestlers. The Habaki produced at that time was a Suaka plate, which
is a work that you can see the situation at that time and I would
definitely recommend it.
back ground of age:An era in which Japan had to open its gates overseas
due to strong demands from overseas, and a battle was fought
between the group supporting the emperor and General Tokugawa in
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.