Ordering number: 18607
Wakizashi in Shirasaya
Signature: Mumei (Echizen Shimosaka)(Katakiri Ha)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :Gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 32.73 cm or 12.9 inches.
Sori : 0.455cm or 0.18 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.68 cm or 1.055 inches.
Kasane : 0.52 cm or 0.205 inches.
The weight of the sword 225grams.
Era : Early Edo period.
Shape : The blade is Katakiri-ha and engraved kakudome bo-hi
on both sides of the blade.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach
beautiful fine texture. But on the back, the jigane is not well
polished so the Jigane looks itame hada.
after polished the blade the jigane will be fine.
Hamon :Nie deki gunome midare with sunagashi and small kinjsuji work.
Special feature: At early Edo period, Echizen province,
Katakiri style swords were made and also Kaifu shikoku .
Especially At Echizen, Yasutsugu and other sword makers made
this kind of Katakiri ha. The blade is nice Jigane and Hamon
so I remind Yasutsugu. Early stage Yasutusgu made like
this shape Katakiriba as said Echizen Shimosaka.
We recommend this Tanto for you.
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.