Ordering number : 19013
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Mumei(Taima)
(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 : wooden Habaki.
Blade length : 56.8 cm or 22.36 inches.
Sori : 0.5 cm or 0.19 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.65 cm or 1.043 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.71 cm or 0.67 inches.
Kasane : 0.60 cm or inches.
Era : Kamakura period.
Shape : Osuriage Mumei, regular width and thickness Wakizashi.
Jigane : Mixture of Itame Hada and O Mokume Hada.
There are some Masame Hada.
Hamon : Ko Nie Deki, Suguha with thick Nioikuchi.
Boshi is Hakikake style.
The Hamon is bright and soft Habuchi.
Special feature: There are Tegai school, Shikkake school,
Taima school, Senjuin school, Hosho school in Yamato province.
Taima was the swordsmith group at around Taima temple.
The earliest ancestor of Taima is Kuniyuki.
And Aritoshi and Arikiyo and Ariyuki are famous in Taima swordsmiths.
Taima blades’ features are strong Itame
and Nie based Suguha and little Midare.
AOI ART estimation: NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token