Ordering number : 18585
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Kozuke Daijo Fujiwara Sukesada
Bishu Osafune Junin
(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.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Copper single Habaki.
Blade length : 52.4 cm or 20.62 inches.
Sori :1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.15 cm or 1.24 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.33 cm or 0.91 inches.
Kasane : 0.74 cm or 0.29 inches.
Era : Edo period.
Shape : Wide and thick Wakizashi. There are Bo-Hi on both side.
Jigane : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
The Jigane is beautiful.
Hamon : Nie Deki, from the Hamachi is Suguha. And then wide Choji Midare.
There are Ashi and Yo. The Nioikuchi is bright.
Boshi is round Hakikake shape.
Special feature: Kozuke Daijo Fujiwara Sukesada was 6th generation
of Yosozaemon Sukesada Eisyo era and also the son of Shichibei Sukesada.
He was born in 1633. He passed away in 1721 at age of 89.
At the end of Muromachi period, due to the Yoshii rever overflows,
It proved to be the deathblow to the Bizen sword smiths.
Moreover, the demand for swords were diminishing during Edo period.
Many sword smiths had no choice but to quit work.
They were tossed about that state of affairs.
Furing that period Sukesada(Bizen school) succeeded little by little.
This blade is reproduced the Hamon of Yoso Zaemon Sukesada.
Tsuba: Round shape iron Tsuba, a person is engraved.
Memuki: parts of armor is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo Nanako, Samurai are engraved with gold color.
Saya: Black Ishime-Ji saya.
From Aoi Art: There are many Gimei baldes of Kozuke Daijo Fujiwara Sukesada.
It is difficult to judge the signature.
This blade is wide and thick nice sword.
The blade already passed NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon.
The is dynamic and tipical Sukesada’s blade.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.