Ordering number: 21717
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)(consignment sale)
Signature : Bishu Osafune Mori?(Morimoto)
Jyoji ?? 4 Gatsu Hi
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku, Jyo saku, and regular saku)
This sword belongs toJyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Gold color double habaki.
Blade length:35.76cm or 14.07inches.
Sori:3.64cm or 1.43inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.17cm or 1.24inches.
Width at the Kissaki:3.64cm or 1.43inches.
Kasane:0.46cm or 0.18inches.
The weight of the sword:235grams.
Era: The Joji era, the Nambokucho period
Shape: The blade is broad and thin with Sakizori. Sunnobi Tanto.
Jigane: Koitamehada becomes fine with Jinie and clear Utsuri.
Hamon: Koniedeki Gunomemidare, next Komidare, and after that it becomes slightly vague at the tip.
Boshi: turns back in a small circle.
Special Feature: Judging from the period, it has to be made by the 1st generation, and the 1st is said to have been a pupil of Kanemitsu. The shape is large and typical Nambokucho works. The shape is beautiful and Jigane is great. Mei is uncertain but we could read it as “Bishu Osafune Morimoto”.
Saya: Deep green Saya.
Tsuba: Iron Tsuba which has carp engraving. The rim is round.
Fuchi: On Shakudo plate, flowers are engraved.
Kashira: made of iron
Menuki: On Shakudo plate, plum is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: There is a little tiny Kizu in Hachu of the blade-middle on the front, which is really disappointing. However, this sword is still attractive because it is made in Nambokucho period and has an Uramei, and had been preserved for more than 600 years.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.