Order number : 14703
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Yamashiro Daijo Minamoto Kunishige
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Kunishige belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 52.6 cm or 20.70 inches.
Sori : 0.7 cm or 0.27 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.25 cm or 1.27 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.32 cm or 0.91 inches.
Kasane : 0.64 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era :Middle Edo period, around Jyokyo era.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick nice looking shape.
Jitetsu : Itame hada well grained with much jinie attach and many Chikei work.
Hamon : Niedeki gunome Midare with thick nioikuchi and Aranie work.(wildish rough nie)
Special feature : The Mizuta Kunishige school started
from late Muromachi to Edo period. There is a Kitae-ware on Kissaki part. But it is inconspicuous.
this blade has active wild thick nioikuchi hamon and nice Aranie.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.