Ordering number : 18602
Wakizashi in Shirasaya
Signature :Gakumei Bizen Kuni Jyu Unji
(NBTHK Jyuyo Token #33)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs toSaijyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :Gold wrapped double habaki.
Blade length :51.2 cm or 20.15inches.
Sori :1.3cm or 0.51inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.14cm or 1.23inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.67 cm or 1.05inches.
Kasane : 0.52cm or 0.20inches.
Era : Late Kamakura period: 1330.
Shape : The blade is oosuriage Gakumei wide and thick writhe rather deep sori and longer kissaki gorgeous healthy blade.
Jigane :Itame had and mokume had mixed with jinie attach and chikei work. also slightly utsuri appear.
Hamon :Konie deck deep nioikuchi cotter and gunome midair mixed with sunagashi and Kinsuji work like in the early mooring morning mist.
Boshi is round she with soft habuchi.
Special feature:Bizen Kuni Jyu Unji was working at late Kamakura period to early Nanbokucyo period at Bizen Ukaisyo . This group made Un(Kumo) on the top of the signature like Unji, Unsyo, Unjyu so they were called Unrui school. Generally speaking the spacial feature of the blade, style is rather different from Bizen
school mixed up Rai school, Aoe school or Yamato style. from Jyuyo token zuhu.
From Aoi Art:THis sword was huge long and wide and thick gorgeous sword from the first stage but right now the blade was cut and shortened and put as Gakumei on the Nakago from the Tachi. Probably at the war, the blade was used and damaged so the owner of the sword changed the blade as Waakizashi and put the signature on the tang. The blade is still wide and thick very healthy nice jigane and Hamon. also the name is clear long characters Bizen Kuni Jyu Unji unusual nice sword. In side
of the hamon is a lot of activity with sunagasi and long active Kinsuji wonderful hamon. We recommend this sword for you.
Aoi Bijyutsu Syoshin paper :NBTHK Jyuyo Token #33