Ordering number: 21675
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : Awataguchi Oumi Kami Tadatsuna (2nd generation)
Shinto: Jyo-jyo saku: Ryo wazamono: Settsu.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku, Jyo saku, and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length: 54.4cm or 21.41inches.
Sori:0.8cm or 0.31inches.
Width at the hamachi:2.88 cm or 1.13inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.14cm or 0.84inches.
Kasane:0.61cm or 0.24inches.
The weight of the sword:510grams.
Era: The Edo period.
Shape: The blade is normally broad and has shallow Sori and longer Kissaki.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well with Jinie: beautiful Osaka Jigane.
Shinogiji: Elaborate Itame is mixed with Masame and becomes fine: Masame is subtly visible.
Hamon: Niedeki Gunomemidare, and beautifully round Gunomemidare with deep Nioikuchi. There is a small flaw in Hachu on the tip of the front.
Special Feature: What makes Awataguchi Oumi Kami Tadatsuna famous was the patterns engraved on the blade by him. Moreover, he was also really skillful, using the methods like Doranba, Ashikaga-Choji, and Komidare. In those days, the late Edo period, while the demands for the swords declined, they tried their best to attract Samurai again, in the way like polishing, engraving Saidanmei, or making Doramba. Those efforts, today, make us enjoy, with their great skills.
From Aoi Art: This work has Niedeki Gunomemidare with deep Nioikuchi. This is a true well-made work which we can definitely recommend for you.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta