Ordering number : 17164
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Omi Kami Hojoji Tachibana Masahiro
Shinto: Jyo Saku: Wazamono: Musashi
(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 : Copper single Habaki.
Blade length : 52.2 cm or 20.55 inches.
Sori : 0.7 cm or 0.27 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.86 cm or 1.12 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.89 cm or 0.74 inches.
Kasane : 0.51 cm or 0.20 inches.
Era : Edo period, around Kanbun era.
Shape : Regular size Wakizashi with shallow Sori.
Kanei style Wakizashi.
Jigane : Ko-Itame hada well grained with Jinie attach.
There are Chikei.
Shinogi-Ji: Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Nasa nagare.
Hamon : From Hamachi is Suguha and then Gunome Midare with thick Nioikuchi.
In Ha, there are Sunagashi, Ashi, Yo and Kinsuji. Boshi is round shape.
Special feature:Tajima Kami Hojyoji Tachibana Sadakuni was working
at Edo as Edo Hojyoji school.
From the shape of the sword, the blade is older than Kanbun era probably Kanei era.
At Edo, many swords makers like Hojyoji school were working by Masahiro,
Yoshitsugu, Masateru Kaneshige
and Kotetsu. Hojyoji Tachibana Sadakuni is very similar hamon
like Kotetsu Jyuzuba hamon.
According to the old sword judges, Kotetu is very similar with Sadakuni.
I think probably he was aquatinted with each other.
This sword is very attractive Jyuzuba hamon with sunagashi
and kinsuji which remind us Kotetsu.
Saya : Black Roiro Saya.
Fuchi: Brass, chrysanthemun is engraved with gold color.
Kashira: Black horn.
Tsuba : Mokko shape iron Tsuba, crab is engraved with gold cloth inlay.
Menuki : Chrysanthemum is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: Hojoji Tachibana Masahiro’s blades look like Kotetsu.
The Nioikuchi is thick. It remind to Juzu-Ha.
It is well known as Edo Hojoji.
This blade has nice Jigane. In Ha, there are a lot of nice works.
Koshirae is also good.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata