Ordering number: 16407
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Dohi Shinryo
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku, Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Dohi Shinryo belongs to Jyo-Jyo saku ranking.
Shinto : Chujyo saku ranking : Wazamono cutting test ranking : Settsu province.
The blade was polished.
Blade length:57.5cm or 22.63inches.
Sori:1.0cm or 0.39inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi:3.14cm or 1.23 inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.35cm or 0.92inches.
Kasane:0.69cm or 0.27inches.
Era: The Empo era, the Edo period(1673-1681)
Shape: The blade is wide and thick with suitable Sori and long Kissaki nice looking shape.
Jitetsu: Koitame-hada well grained with Jinie attach beautiful texture.
Hamon: Niedeki, from Hamachi is deep Nioiguchi Suguha, then it is deep Nioiguchi Notare Gunome-midare. Boshi is round Togari-gokoro shape.
Tsuba: Mokko-shaped iron Tsuba. Scenery is engraved by brass inlay.
Fuchikashira: On Shakudo-Nanako plate, dragon is engraved with colors.
Menuki: Flowers are engraved.
Saya: Black Roiro Saya.
Kojiri: Made of Tsuno.
Special feature: Dohi Shinryo was a swords smith of Hizen province, present Saga and Nagasaki prefectures. He was born at Hirado in Nagasaki pref as a son of swordsmith known as Doi Masahori. Shinryo learned under the Inoue Shinkai’s clan. Shinkai was a very famous Shin-to swordsmith in Osaka. Shinryo went back to Hirado around Tenwa era, 1680’s and worked for the Matsuura family.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.