Ordering number : 18484
Wakizashi in Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Yokoyama Ueno Daijo Fujiwara Sukesada / Bishu Osafune Junin
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyojyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 36.6 cm or 14.4inches.
Sori : 0.8 cm or 0.31 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.188 cm or 0.85 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.15 cm or 0.84 inches.
Kasane : 0.63 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Edo period.
Shape : Wide and thick with appropriate Sori.
Jigane : Koitame hada grained well, Jinie attached. clear and bright.
Hamon : The lower part is Suguha and the middle is Gunome-midare and the upper is more like Choji-midare. Ashi working well. Boshi is Maru with Hakikake style.
Special Feature : Fujiwara Sukesada was born in 1633 and died in 1721 at the age of 89, he lived a long life.
The great flood of the Yoshii river at the end of Muromachi period and the low demand
for the swords in Edo period drove the swordmakers in Bizen area out of business. Sukesada stood up to such adversity and made nice swords.
Koshirae : Ear or rice design, Issaku Koshirae.
Saya : Aokai Chirashi with black stripes.
Tsuba : Shakudo, Hamidashi Tsuba, ear of rice design.
Menuki : Shakudo, the folding fun and the flower with the vase design, painted with silver color.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo, ear of rice design.
Kozuka : Shakudo, ear of rice design.
Kojiri : Shakudo, ear of rice design.
From Aoi Art : The Hamon of this sword is really awesome and the Koshriae looks really gorgeous.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.