Ordering number: 21450
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature:Mumei attributed as Tegai Kanetoshi.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo-jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled habaki with double silver foils.
Blade length : 54.0 cm or 21.25inches.
Sori :1.6 cm or 0.62inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.82 cm or 1.11inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1,71 cm or 0.67inches.
Kasane : 0.61cm or 0.39inches.
The weight of the sword: 470 grams.
Era : Nambokucho period, Eitoku era (1381)
Shape : Osuriage-Mumei, the blade is normally broad
and slightly thick, Kissaki is longer. Bo-hi and Soe-hi are engraved.
Jigane :Koiitame-hada well grained closely with Jinie attach, Utsuri appears.
Hamon :Niedeki Suguha Koshi works well,
Kuichigai-ba works, Sunagashi and Kinsuji work well in Hachu.
Boshi: It turns back round, slightly sharp with Kinsuji,
and gets back like Yakizume and ends with Hakigake.
Special feature:Kanetoshi was a pupil of Tegai Kaneyuki,
he made swords passionately around at the era of Eitoku.
Koshirae : Higo Koshirae
Tsuba: Otafuku-shaped iron Tsuba, the front side is swelling
and the backside is scraped, which is very rare and reminds us of Wan-Tsuba.
Waves, clouds and dragon are engraved with cloth-inlay by gold/silver colors.
Fuchikashira:Iron plate, plants and patterns are engraved with gold color.
Menuki : Front- Shakudo plate, dragon is engraved with gold color.
Back- cooling fan is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art:This is a Mumei sword, however it has great quality made by
Tegai Kanetoshi. Old works from Tegai school have well-
close-grained Jigane, and there are almost no Masame-
hada. Koitame-hada well grained to be a great Jigane.
Tegai school from Yamato has this greatness of Jigane,
like Suguhadeki with Koashi, we can enjoy them forever.
Besides, Koshirae is Higo Koshirae and matches the blade
very well. We definitely recommend this work for you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.