Ordering Number: 23460
Wakizashi in shirasaya
Inscription: Zen Hoki Kami Nobutaka(the 2nd generation)
Ikutoshi 68 nen kore wo tsukuru
Dr. Honma Kunzan. Zen Hoki no Kami Nobutaka,
Blade Length: 1 shaku 7 sun 8 bu (approx. 21.7 inches), Showa year of
the Tiger, Kisaragi (December), made at Kugayama Workshop,
Aoi Art Genuine Appraisal Certificate:NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon.
We categorize swords by the skill of the swordsmith as “Top-notch
Work,” “Excellent Work,” “Great Work,” and “Standard Work.” The
craftsmanship of this piece ranks as “J”yo Jyo saku.
Habaki: Double-layered gold
Blade Length: 54.2cm (21.3 in)
Curvature: 1.3cm (0.5in)
Mekugi hole: 1
Motohaba (Width at base): 3.6cm (1.4 in)
Sakihaba (Width at tip): 2.6cm (1.0 in)
Kasane (Thickness): 0.7cm (0.2in)
Sword Weight: 650g
Era: the early Edo period, late 17th century.
Shape: The wide and thick blade with the carving of Bonji and sowrd on the front side and Kurikara on the back side.
Jigane: fine itamehada
Feature: Shinto: Josaku
Hamon: Niedeki gunomemidare with deep nioikuchi.
Feature: Nobutaka the 2nd generation was the swordsmith in owari in the earky Edo period. He received the Houki no Kami in 1633 and quit 1662. After his quietment, he made sword using the name if “Zen-Houki Kami(former houki kami) Nobutaka”. He died in 1689. This sword have sayagaki written by Mr. Honma Kunzan. The blade and the carving are very good.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper
Aoi-Art estimation Paper
Price: 650,000 JPY-.