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Wakizashi: Yamashiro Daijyo Minamoto Kuishige(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering number: 23507

Wakizashi in shirasaya.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Inscription: Yamashiro Daijyo Minamoto Kuishige
山城大掾源国重

Shinto: Made by Chujo: Musashi.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku, and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
Fittings: Double silver.
Blade Length: 55.4 centimeters (21.81 inches)
Curvature: 1.1 centimeters (0.43 inches)
Peg Hole: 1
Motohaba (Width at base): 3.43 centimeters (1.35 inches)
Sakihaba (Width at tip): 2.42 centimeters (0.95 inches)
Kasane (Thickness): 0.78 centimeters (0.31 inches)
Total Sword Weight: 685 grams (1.51 pounds)
Edo period, around the Jokyo era.
The body has a width of 3.43 cm and a broad kasane (thickness), solid and robust. The
meat placement is good, and the remaining sharp edge is about 3 cm until modern
times, which is impressive. It has been about 339 years since its creation.
Jigane: Fine itame-hada (wood grain pattern) and refined jigane (base steel) with visible jifu (crystalline patterns).
Hamon (Temper): Starts with a straight temper from the ha (cutting edge), gradually
turning into gunome-midare (undulating pattern), showing rough activities similar to
swords from other provinces. The tip and back are double-edged.

Characteristics: 2nd generation of Yamashiro Daijo. Known as Daigetsu Denshiro and was based in Edo Mizuta.

From Aoi Bijutsu: This piece, known as "Edo Mizuta," is a robust work with a
weight of 685 grams and a motohaba of 3.43 cm. It's a healthy piece and is
recommended due to its rarity and sturdiness.
Historical Background:

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper
The whole oshigata

Price:570,000 JPY-.

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