Ordering number: 21280
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature: Mumei(Shinshinto- Kaifu)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: copper single habaki.
Blade length: 53.9 cm or 21.22 inches.
Sori :1.2cm or 0.47 inches.
Width at the hamachi: 2.9cm or 1.14inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 1.98 cm or0.78 inches.
Kasane : 0.615 cm or 0.242 inches.
The weight of the sword 510 grams.
Era : Edo period l.ater generation
Shape: O-suriage Mumei, the blade is wide and thick longer kissaki.
Jigane: Koitame hada well grained with Masame hada mixed.
Hamon: Nie Deki gunome midare and Notare Hamon and also on the Shinogi Ji, hamon appear.
Bo-shi is round shape and small round yakisage style.
Special feature:Kaifu is currently a group of swordsmiths in Kaifu Town,
Tokushima Prefecture, and Kaifu sword makes can be seen from the
Late Nanbokucyo period in order to defend against Tosa Province at
the southern tip of Awa Province. There is a theory that its founder is
Morohisa, Ujiyoshi, etc.
Saya :Put patterns on the top and bottom of the russet-colored saya
Tsuba :Highly carved samurai on circular iron tsuba and painted with gold
Menuki : Carve a cow pattern with brass.
Fuchikashira:Color painting the flower pattern on the iron ground with gold
AOI Bijyutasu Syosin Kanteisyo NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token whole
From Aoi Art: Kaifu are swordsmiths made very sharp sword. Their swords are very sharp and beautiful but cheap so was very popular amongst low ranking Samurai.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.