Ordering number: 21171
Wakizashi in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Mumei (Yoshioka Ichimonji)
(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.
Blade length : 59.8cm or 23.5 inches.
Sori : 1.04 cm or 0.40 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi 2、81cm or 1.10 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2、16cm or 0.85 inches.
Kasane : 0.56cm or 0.22 inches.
The weight of the sword: 625Grams
Era : Late of Kamakura period
Shape: O-Suriage Mumei sword with regular width and deep Sori, Kissaki is longer.
Jigane: Ko-Itame-Hada well grained, Masame mixed and utsuri is visible.
Shinogi: Itame-Hada and Mokume Hada mixed.
Hamon: Nioi Deki Choji Midare with Koashi.
Special feature: Yoshioka Ichimonji school started around end of Kamakura period, next to Fukuoka Ichimonji. Sukemitsu, Sukeshige, Suketsugu, Sukeyoshi is some of famous Yoshioka Ichimonji’s sword smith. Work style is same as Fukuoka Ichimonji, Beautiful Jigane with magnificent Choji-Midare or Gunome-Midare. There are also mixed both Hamon swords, sometimes we can see Suguha swords.
This sword has clam wave Choji Midare. Unfortunately, there is some Ware on Boshi but the sword is high ranking Ichimonji sword.
From Aoi Art: Generally, Fukuoka Ichimonji make strong wave Hamon but Yoshioka make calm Hamon. Sukemitsu, Sukeyoshi, Suketsugu are some of most famous Yoshioka Ichimonji sword smith. The sword is 59.8cm, it is almost Katana size sword with deep Sori.
Aoi Art estimation paper
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper