Ordering Number: AS23328
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Inscription: Suo-Kuni Jyu Nagahiro 周防国住永弘
Keio 4 nen 8 gatsu Kichijitsu 慶應四年八月吉日
Our company categorizes swords based on their craftsmanship as top-notch, excellent, high-quality, and standard. This sword is classified as an excellent work.
Habaki: Gold wrapped single habaki
Blade Length: 35.8 cm (14.1in)
Curvature: 0.4 cm (0.1in)
Peg Hole: 1
Base Width: 2.9 cm(1.2 in)
Thickness: 0.7cm (0.3in)
Overlap: 0.67 centimeters o.264 inches.
Sword Weight: 280 grams
Era: the end of Edo period, 1868
Shape: The blade is wide and thick, sun-nobi wakizahi. This sword has ububa. The lines are engraved on the both sides of the blade.
Jigane: dense Koitame hada looks like muji(plane).
Hamon: Niedeki Gunomemidare with lot of ashi.
Characteristics: Shinshin to: Cyujyo Saku: Suou
Suo Koku Ju Nagahiro was a swordsmith from Yamaguchi prefecture, serve in the Mori family in the end of Edo period. He was good at sword making and sword carving, but forced to quit forging swords due to the Sword Abolishment Edict in Meiji period.
Tsuba: iron tsuba
Fuchigashira: Shakudo plate with carving of crab with gold inlay.
Saya: Black ishimeji saya
Menuki: The carving of samurai with gold inlay.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi estimation paper
Auction Starting Price:450,000 JPY-.