Ordering number :17667
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Mumei (Shinto Naminohira)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyojyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled single Habaki.
Blade length : 51.4 cm or 20.23 inches.
Sori : 1.1 cm or 0.43 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.57 cm or 1.01 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.94 cm or 0.76 inches.
Kasane : 0.6 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period to early Edo period.
Shape : Osuriage, wide and thick, a little bit long Kissaki.
Jigane : Well grained Oitamehada with Masame, Jinie attached, Chikei working well, Hada apparent.
Hamon : Konie deki, deep Nioikuchi, Notare, Boshi is Hakikake style and Yakidume.
Special feature: Ko Naminohira is Heian period, Chu Namonohira is Kamakura to early Muromachi period
and Sue Naminohira is late Murokachi period.
This blade has nice Jigane and visible to see the texture.
Saya : Black lacquerred.
Tsuba : Iron, round shaped, Samurai is engraved and painted with gold. Mogarashi school.
Menuki : Shakudo Nanakoji, Samurai on the horse is engvraved and painted with gold.
Fuchikashira : Shakudo Nanakoji, Samurai on the horse is engvraved and painted with gold.
From Aoi Art : NBTHK judged this sword attributed to Naminohira school
but in my opinion it would be Ko Uda school considering this Chikei working, deep Nioikuchi and the Hamon.
This Mogarashi themed Koshirae is nice as well.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.