Ordering number : 17433
Wakizashi in Shirasaya.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Mutsu Aizu Ju Michiyasu.
(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.
Habaki :Gold color single habaki.
Blade length : 51.3 cm or 20.2 inches.
Sori :1.3cm or 0.512 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.0cm or 1.18inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.17 cm or 0.854 inches.
Kasane : 0.68cm or 0.27inches.
Era : Edo Kanbun era.
Shape : The blade us wide and thick
with rather deep sori and longer kissaki.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach
beautiful nice texrture.
Shinogiji: koitame hada and masame hada mixed.
Hamon :Niedeki suguha bright and clear.
Special feature: Mutsu Aizu Ju Michiyasu is a son of
the 3rd generation Michitoki. He was chaneged his name to
Michitoki and succeeded 4th generation Michitoki.
From Aoi-Art:Generally 4th generation Michitoki made healthy blade
and well known sword maker at Aizu province.
At the end of Edo period, Aizu Kanesada and Michitoki are both
estimated overwelmingly from Aizu samurai.
This sword obtained as NBTHK Tokubetsu hozon because of bright and
clear Hamon and nice Jigane and shape.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token.
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.