Ordering number : 18567
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon paper)(consignment sale)
Signature : (gold inlay) 2tsu Do Otosu Kirite
Yamano Kanjuro (Kao)
Mumei(unsigned) attributed as Mizuta Kunishige.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saki ranking.
The blade was not polished.
Habaki : single copper habaki with gold color.
Blade length : 49.8 cm or 19.6 inches.
Sori :1.1cm or 0.433 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.9cm or 1.14 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.3 cm or 0,9 inches.
Kasane : 0.75 cm or 0.3 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era. 1661.
Shape : The blade is oosuriage mumei(cut shortened)
rather wide and thick with small sori and longer kissaki.
Jigane :Komokume had and koitame had mixed
with Chikei and visible to see the texture.
Hamon :Niedeki gunome midair and suguha with thick nioikuchi
and wild feeling texture. Boshi is noter and pointed hamon and turns back.
special feature:Generally Mizuta Kunishige school made rough niedeki
with thick nioikuchi wild feeling hamon.
This Mizuta school continued 7 8th generation until Genroku era.
The sword was done Tameshigiri hutatsu do cut.
by famous Yamano Kajyuro. who is a famous sword cutter
of Daimyo and Syogun.
Saya :black ishimeji saya.
Tsuba :round shape syakudo plain plate Tsuba
which is called Kenjo-Tsuba.
Menuki : I think the designe looks Kabuto.
Fuchikashira:Syakudo nanako plate.
From Aoi Art: This sword is wild feeling active hamon
which looks like Tanba Kami Yoshimichi
but the blade was judged as Mizuta Kunishige.
The blade has cutting test Hutatsu do Saidan (middle body)
by Yamano Kanjyuro.
He was a sword cutting tester who was belonged to Okoshimono Kakari
which means sword maintenance for Syogun or Daimyo’s sword.
Probably he was one of the best sword cutter and ordered to this job.
This section accepted just only Syogun or Daimyo’s ordered and if the blade is cut well sword,
on the sword tang, Tameshigiri mei will be engraved with gold inlay.
The blade is slightly rust and accepted polishing perfectly by extra fee.
Aoi Art estimation paper : NBTHK Hozon paper