Ordering number : 21216
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Mumei attributed as Katsuya Naohide.無銘(勝弥直秀)
(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.
Fujishiro To-ko jiten.Shinshin to:Cyu Jyo saku: Musashi,
The blade was polished. by high ranking polisher.
Habaki : copper single habaki
Blade length :57.0 cm or 22.44 inches.
Sori :1.4cm or 0.55 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.25cm or 1,28inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.46cm or 0.97 inches.
Kasane :0.69 cm or 0.272 inches.
The weight of the sword 735grams.
Era : Late Edo period.
Shape : The blade is very wide 3.26cm
and thick with deep sori healthy sword.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach quite nice texture.
Hamon :Nie deki suguha and notare with Hoashi work.
Bo-shi is hakikate style and kinsuji along with hakikake.
Special feature:This work is Mumei, but it is a work that passed
the NBT HK Hozon Token as Katsuya Naohide and is a child of Jiro Taro Naokatsu.
Lived in Edo Shitaya and died on September 6, 1938 at the age of 73.
From Aoi Art :This Wakizashi work is wide and thick enough to be
thought of as Katana, and Sori is deep and solid, and it is a healthy work
with good meat(good Nikuoki) placement. Jigane is particularly good, which is a feature of Katsuya Naohide.
The polishing is excellent and the goodness of the Jigane is well
shown in the work performed by a fairly advanced polisher.
It is said that Hamon is sharp when it is about to sink(shizumi Tokoro). No chemical liquid used for polishing
You can see it after polishing as it is. It is a tasty polishing.
Katsuta Naohide is a well-respected swordsmith who learned forging techniques from his father to be the son of Jiro Taro.
Kinsuji works along the hamon of hakikake of Kissaki,
and it is a work that you will never get tired of. It is a wide and solid work that is flawless and flawless.
NBTHK THozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.