Ordering number: AS22259
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)(Fujishiro estimation paper)(Consignment Sale)
Signature : Hizen Kuni Tadayoshi(the 8th generation)
Shinshin to:Jyo saku:Hizen.
Aoi Bijyutsu Syoshin Kanteisyo: NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token.
(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 was polished.
Blade length : 41.6cm or 16.37inches.
Sori : 1.0cm or 0.39inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.22cm or 1.26inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.66cm or 1.04inches.
Kasane : 0.65cm or 0.25inches.
The weight of the sword:460grams
Era : Around the Ansei era, the Edo period.
Shape : The blade is broad and thick with longer Kissaki. Powerful-shape.
Jigane : Koitamehada is grained well and becomes rough with Jinie. Beautiful.
Hamon : Niedeki Chu-Suguha becomes Futo-Suguha to the tip. Nijuba works. Boshi is Chu-Suguha with deep Nioikuchi and ends with Hakikake.
Special feature: An adopted son of the 7th Tadayoshi and originally named Hashimoto Shinzaemon. He was offered a succession but refused the offer stubbornly. He passed away on the 26th of May in Ansei 6 at the age of 59. Most of his works are broad blades of Chu-Suguha with tight Nioikuchi.
From Aoi Art: The 8th Tadayoshi is also known as “Kenjo(dedication) Tadayoshi”. He is highly evaluated as an elegant and skillful swordsmith. Generally, Shinogi of Shinshinto has Masame but this Wakizashi has Itame with Mokume, which is like Koto Jigane and has really unique atmosphere. And Jigane is also different from normal Hizen swords and really rough. Hamon is Chu-Suguha and Futo-Suguha with Koashi. Apparently it looks like the 1st Musashi Daijo, really powerful shape. We truly recommend this marvelous work to you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta
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