Ordering number: 22132
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature : Mumei attributed as Yamato Shizu.
(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 :silver single habaki.
Blade length: 56.6 cm or 22.28inches.
Sori:1.2cm or 0.47inches.
Width at the hamachi:2.77cm or 1.09inches.
Width at the Kissaki:1.91cm or 0.75inches.
Kasane:0.61cm or 0.24inches.
The weight of the sword:530grams.
Era:The Nambokucho period. around 1356.
Shape: Osuriage-Mumei, the blade is normally thick and wide, Sori is slightly deep, Kissaki is relatively longer.
Jigane: Nearly Masame-hada mixed with Itame-hada, Jinie attached, Chikei mixes in, to be an overwhelming Jigane.
Hamon: Niedeki, round-shaped Gunome-midare with deep Nioikuchi,
Ashi moves well, there are a lot of Sunagashi and Kinsuji at Hachu.
Boshi:Niedeki, turns back with deep Nioikuchi, and the tip ends with Hakigake.
Tsuba: Round shape iron Tsuba. Leaves are engraved.
Mennuki: Shakudo plate. Kirin (Chinese legendary beast) is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo plate. A battle is engraved with gold color.
Saya: Black Ishime Saya with Sendan-Kizami.
Special feature: Yamato Shizu means the Kaneuji(兼氏)’s works
made before he moved to Noshu Tagigun Shizu, in other words
when his name was still Kaneuji with another Kanji(包氏),
however after he left, there were some people called
themselves as Kaneuji(包氏), and the name Yamato Shizu
From Aoi Art: This was attributed as Yamato Shizu, and it looks like
Yamato passion is mixing with Shizu taste.
Especially Masame is very harsh and beautiful to be refined.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper