Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Token)(consignment sale)
Signature : Mumei (Seijuin Morikuni)
(Kiritsuke Mei) Oite Bushu Asakusa Wakige Ochiru
Saite Yamano Kanjuro(Kao)
(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 double habaki.
Blade length: 54.24 cm or 21.35 inches.
Sori :1.2 cm or 0.472 inches.
Width at the hamachi:2.87 cm or 1.123 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.1 cm or 0.83 inches.
Kasane : 0.69cm or 0.272 inches.
The weight of the sword 500 grams.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era(1661).
Shape: The blade is rather wide and thick
with suitable Sori and longer Kissaki.
Jigane: Koitame Hada well grained with Jinie attach beautiful texture.
Hamon: Ko Niedeki Gunome Midare with deep nioikuchi double hamon
and 3 timed hamon and also sunagashi, kinsuji work like Hankei.
Bo-shi is round shape hakikake and turns back yakiba in shinogi ji.
Special feature: Senjuin Izumi Kami Minamoto Moromasa is called Morikuni and well known sword maker The Jigane and Hamon is similar
with Kotetsu, Yasusada and Kaneshige Edo shinto.
From Aoi Art: This sword passed at NBTHK shinsa as Senjyuin Morikuni.
The Jigane is koitame had well grained nice texture.
Hamon looks like Sosyu denstyle wild feeling The cutting test was done
by Yamano Kanjyuro at Busyu Asakusa cutting test was done Wakige.
(the hardest part) Light to left side of the chest.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.