Ordering number : AS21231
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : Shindo Issinsai 新藤一心齎
74sai Zo Meiji 44 Nen hachigatsu Kichijitsu
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : wood habaki.
Blade length : 24.0 cm or 9.45 inches.
Sori : 0 cm or 0 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.27cm or 0.894 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : cm or inches.
Kasane : 0.65 cm or 0.256 inches.
The weight of the sword 175grams.
Era : Meiji 41.
Shape : It looks like Naginata style which is called Kanmuri potosi style.
Jigane :Masame hada well grained with jinie attach and chikei work.
Hamon :Nie deki gunome midare , sunagashi, kinsuji work. Bo-shi is hakikate and long kinsuji work.
Special feature: Shindo Issinsai is a swordsmith who was active from the end of the Edo
period to the Meiji era.
Such works reminiscent of Naginata were often produced during the Kamakura period,
and are produced by Rai kunimitsu, Ryokai, and Ryosai. After the Meiji era, many
swordsmiths will take on the challenge in the Taisho era and Showa era. I think it would
have been extremely difficult to put Hi in Tanto or carve it in Nagamaki style.
From Aoi Art :Masame Hada is a wonderful work and is considered to be a swordsmith
with considerable skill, but unfortunately there is not much detailed
information and it is said that he is a swordsmith in Kanagawa prefecture.
He is a swordsmith who was active from the end of the Edo period to the Meiji and Taisho eras.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.
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