Ordering number: 22454
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Mumei(judged as Shikkake)
(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.
habaki: silver single
The blade was polished.
Blade length:50.4cm or 19.84inches.
Sori:0.8cm or 0.31inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.3cm or 1.29inches.
Kasane:0.68 cm or 0.26inches.
The weight of the sword:490grams
Era: From the Kamakura period to the Nambokucho period
Shape: Osuriage Mumei, the blade is broad and made from Nagamaki, thin with small Sori. The shape is solid and powerful.
Jigane: Itamehada mixed with Mokume and Utsuri.
Hamon: Niedeki mainly Notare, Gunomemidare. Nioikuchi and Gunomemidare work well in Ha. The tip is Yakizume.
Special feature: Shikkake school is one of Yamato Goha, we have Hosho, Tegai,
Taima and Senjuin addition to that. Each school has its own characteristics
and made many swords in those days. Shikkake was founded by Norinaga and there were generations.
It is said that the times of the early swordsmiths can be around the mid-Kamakura period,
so their swords have characteristics of Yamato Mono strongly. This sword is very old
because it is made from Nagamaki and the characteristics of Jigane and Hamon.
From Aoi Art: Brilliant functionings in Ha: smoky atmosphere with Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
The blade edge has enough thickness and it looks like clam shells: typical Koto Jigane.
The blade is broad enough and looks powerful. We truly recommend this to you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta
*There is a big Kitae Ware in the middle of Shinogiji.