Ordering number : 19114
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Shimosaka
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :gold wrapped single habaki.
Blade length : 40.3cm or 15.8 inches.
Sori :1.1cm or 0.43 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.26cm or1.28 inches.
Kasane :0.68 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Early Edo period.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with deep sori hirauchi style gorgeous wakizasi.
Jigane :Itame hada well grained with jinie attach and blackishi hokkoku jigane.
Hamon :niedeki small gunome midare and boshi is round shape deep nioikuchi .
special feature:Shimosaka school started from late Muromachi period to early Edo at Echizen province.
The founder must be strong powerful family Shimosaka who was working from Kamakura period.
He asked to make swords craft men. In this group, Yasutsugu also made swords as mentioned Shimosaka,
This sword was made one of the shimosaka group high ranking swordsmith.
From Aoi Art:This sword was made by Shimosaka group sword maker.
Shimosaka family daimyo ordered to make this kind of sword.
So it is difficult to distinguish the real name but the blade is wide
and deep sori marvelous hirauchi style nice wakizashi.
NBTHK Hozon Token.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.