Ordering number: 20461
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Higo Kami Kuniyasu
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku, and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :Silver single habaki.
Blade length: 60.2 cm or 23.7inches.
Sori :1.4cm or 0.55inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi: 3.12cm or 1.22inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.26cm or 0.88inches.
Kasane : 0.67cm or 0.26 inches.
The weight of the sword 650 grams.
Era: Edo period around Kanbun era.
Shape: Almost Katana length Wakizashi. Thick and wide with longer Kissaki.
Jigane: Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
The Jigane is a beautiful Osaka Jigane.
Hamon: From Hamachi is Suguha and then Choji Midare. Gunome Midare and Kobushi Choji Midare mixed.
In the Ha, there are Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Special feature: Higo Kami Kuniyasu was a disciple of Kawachi Kami Kunisuke the 2nd generation. They produce swords that are almost indistinguishable. Probably, Kuniyasu helped to make Kunisuke’s swords.
From Aoi Art: In general Kuniyasu’s swords feels inferior to Kuniske’s one. But actually, there are many swords that are better than the 2nd generation Kunisuke. It is thought that he helped Kunisuke. Because he was the third of Kunisuke the 1st and the younger brother of the 2nd Kunisuke.
The Ha is bright and clear, and it is a wonderful Choji Midare Hamon. We would definitely recommend this sword to you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper