Ordering number: 20566
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature :Hoki Kami Fujiwara Hirotaka
Shinto: Chu-Jyosaku: Wazamono: Echizen
(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.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Copper single Habaki
Blade length:54.3cm or 21.37inches.
Sori:0.7cm or 0.27inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.14cm or 1.23inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.04cm or 0.80inches.
Kasane:0.66cm or 0.25inches.
The weight of the sword:545grams
Era: The Kanbun era, the Edo period
Shape: The blade is normally broad and thick with shallow Sori and longer Kissaki. Kanei-shaped.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well.
Hamon: Niedeki. Deep Nioikuchi and rounded Gunomemidare with active Ashi. Boshi turns back round.
Special feature: A swordsmith from Echizen Shimosaka school. The style is similar to Harima Daijo Shigetaka, using round Gunomemidare. It is really well-made.
Tsuba: Tatemaru-shaped iron Tsuba. 7 Wise men are engraved with gold color. It is tracing Mogarashi Soten, and a set with Fuchikashira and Kozuka.(Issaku) Mei: Gyokusenken Munetada
Fuchikashira: On Shakudo-Nanako plate, 7 Wise men are engraved with gold color.
Kozuka: On Shakudo-Nanako plate, a scene of battle is engraved with gold color.
Saya: Black Roiro Saya, the upper part of which is black Inro Saya.
Menuki: On Shakudo plate, person is shape-engraved with gold color.
Kogatana: Mei- Hanafusa Bizen Kami Sukekuni
From Aoi Art: Hoki Kami Fujiwara Hirotaka has made a great work, and Koshirae is tracing Mogarashi Soten very well. We truly recommend this to you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta