Ordering number: AS20070
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Musashi Kami Fujiwara Kuninawa(Echizen)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs toJyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished by Good polisher.
Habaki: Gold color and silver double Habaki.
Blade length: 46.36 cm or18.25 inches.
Sori :0.9 cm or 0.354 inches.
Width at the hamachi: 3.25 cm or 1.28inches.
Kasane : 0.64 cm or 0.252 inches.
The weight of the sword 435 grams.
Era : Edo period Keian era.1648.
Shape: The blade is long and wide and thick gorgeous
Hirauchi style wkizashi.
Jigane: Itame hada well grained with Jinie attach and Hadatachi jigane.
Hamon: From The hamachi, mizukage utsuri appear and notare wavy temper line very gentle hamon. Bo-shi is round shape.
Special feature: Musashi Kami Fujiwara Kuninawa was working at
Musashi province probably he moved from Echizen to Edo province.
The blade is a big and wide Hirauchi style gorgeous blade.
Saya : Black roiro saya.
Tsuba: On the round shape iron Tsuba,
some leaves are engraved openwork.
Menuki: locust is engraved with gold color.
Fuchi, on the shakudo plate, some samurai are fighting each other.
From Aoi Art : I showed this sword to my friend when he comes to
our shop. He instantly the blade must be Kunihiro.
After he checked the signature he was very surprised.
The blade has Mizukage Utsuri and wavy temper line
which is very close to Kunihiro.
Anyway Kuninawa might be a student of the Kunihiro.
The blade is good so NBTHK issued Tokubetsu Hozon paper.
I recommend this gorgeous blade with Koshirae.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.