Ordering number : 19021
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Mumei (Soshu Hirotsugu)
Koto: Sue Koto
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver single Habaki.
Blade length : 53.93 cm or 21.23 inches.
Sori : 0.45 cm or 0.17 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.07 cm or 1.20 inches.
Kasane : 0.56 cm or 0.22 inches.
Era : Middle Murokachi period.
Shape : Long Hiratsukuri Wakizashi.
Regular width and thickness. There are Bo-Hi on both side of the blade.
Jigane : Itame Hada and Mokume Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
There are Chikei. visible to see the texture.
There are tiny rusts in the Hi and nicks around the Kissaki part.
But it is not serious.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Choji Midare. In Ha, there are Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Boshi is Midarekomi Togari Gokoro, Yakisage style. There are Tobiyaki, likes Hitatsura.
Special feature: Soshu Hirotsugu was active since late kamakura period.
Many swords were highly evaluated in Murokachi period.
In late Muromachi period, they moved to all parts of Japan.
They affected by local. And also made own style swords
Saya : BlacK Roiro Saya.
Tsuba : Round shape iron Tsuba, fans are engraved with open work.
Menuki : Shishi dog is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo Nanako, Shishi dog and peony are engraved with gold and silver color.
From Aoi Art: Soshu Hirotsugu continued for many generations.
It is difficult to correctly identify the generation.
We guess that this blade’s Jigane is similar early works.
AOI ART estimation Paper: NBTHK Hozon Paper