Ordering number: 23105
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token)
Signature :Chikuzen Fukuoka Ju Moritsugu
Aoi Bijyutsu Syoshin Kanteisyo :TokubetsuKicyo Tokem.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
habaki:Gold wrapped double habaki.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 50.0cm or 19.88 inches.
Sori :1.0 cm or 0.39 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi :3.03 cm or 1.19 inches.
Width at the Kissaki :1.97 cm or 0.77 inches.
Kasane :0.69 cm or 0.27 inches.
The weight of the sword 485 grams
Era : Edo period around Enpo era.
Shape : Regular width and thickness Wakizashi with longer Kissaki.
Jigane : Ko Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
Hamon : Nie Deki Gunome Midare with many Ashi.
In the Hamon, there are double Ha, Sunagashi, Kinsuji.
The Boshi is round shape.
Special feature: Moritsugu is a son of Toshihira. He was callled as Gon Sanpei Jo.
After his father’s death, he learned from his cousin and took over his family. He changed his name to Hanbejo.
He passed away on May 1870 at the age of 69.
His style is similar to that of his older brother Koretsugu,
and he also has excellent skills in sculpture.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: Whole Oshigata