Ordering number: 22634
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK the 14th Juyo token)
Signature: Hizen Kuni Junin Hironori
Shinto: Kanei: Chujo saku: Hizen.
(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.
Habaki: Gold foiled double Habaki
The blade is polished.
Blade length:39.39cm or 15.50inches.
Sori:1.003cm or 0.39inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.31cm or 1.30inches.
Kasane:0.66cm or 0.25inches.
The weight of the sword:415grams
Era: Around the Kanei era, the Edo period
Shape: The blade is broad and thick with Sori. Kenmaki Dragon and claws are engraved
on the front. Sanskrit is engraved on the back.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained very well with black Chikei. Beautiful Hizenhada.
Hamon: Niedeki, round-shaped Gunomemidare with deep Nioikuchi. Boshi has deep
Nioikuchi and turns back sharply.
Special feature: We have only a few Hizen Kuni Junin Hironori works. Not many books say about this swordsmith, but we have some description that he is from the Keicho period, so we can think that he could be a ghostwriter of Tadayoshi 1st. This work has quite similar Nakago and the shape to Musashi Daijo works. The carving is like Yoshinaga carving. It is historically important in the research of Hizento.
From Aoi Art: This work is designated as Juyo Token. The carving is beautiful. We truly recommend this to you. We have only a few works by him and he should have been ghostwriting for Tadayoshi the 1st.
NBTHK the 14th Juyo Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta