Ordering number : 16320
Wakizashi in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Yamashiro Daijo Fujiwara Kunishige
(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.
Blade length : 52.8 cm or 20.78 inches.
Sori :0.8 cm or 0.31 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.84 cm or 1.11 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.12 cm or 0.83 inches.
Kasane : 0.6 cm or 0.23 inches.
Era : Edo period, around Jokyo era.
Shape : Relatively wide and thick Wakizashi.
The Kissaki is long.
Jigane : Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
Hamon : Nie Deki, from Hamachi is Suguha. And then Notare and Gunome Midare with thick Nioikuchi.
In Ha, there are Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Special feature: Bicchu Koku Mizuta Ju Kunishige is a group of sowrd smith from late Muromachi period to Edo period.
Mizuta Kunishige is characterized by Gunome Midare with thick Nioikuchi.
The Shinogi-Ji is also same Ha.
This blade has Kitae ware around the Kissaki. But it is not serious.
From Aoi Art: Yamashiro Daijo Fujiwara Kunishige has a charm of Nioikuchi and Hamon.
This blade has a lot of works in the Ha. There are many Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.