Ordering number : AS19340
Wakizashi in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Mei: Totomi Kami Fujiwara Kanehiro
Shinto: Chujyo Saku: Hizen
(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(nagasa) : 52.3 cm or 20.59 inches.
Sori :1.5 cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.01 cm or 1.18 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.08 cm or 0.81 inches.
Kasane : 0.62 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Edo period Genroku era.
Shape : Regular width and thickness, nice shape Wakizashi.
Kitae : Koitame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
Hamon :Konie deki Gunome midare hamon bright and clear.
Special feature : Kanehiro was a son of the Yamato Daijo Kanehiro.
His son is Kanehiro and received the title of Oumi Kami at Genroku 11.
He became a swordcraft man of the Daimyo Nabeshima Yahei zaemon Takatsugu.
He was not mainstream of Hizen school but left nice swords during his life.
Saya :Black Roiro saya.
Tsuba :On the thick iron square shape iron stuba,
Amida Yasuri is engraved with gold color.
Menuki : On the syakudo, flower is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira:On the syakudo nanako plate,
Kabuto is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art : The sword is nice shape Wakizashi.
Totomi Kami Fujiwara Kanehiro was called Waki-Hizen.
NBTHK Hozon Token.
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.