Ordering number: 21739
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature : Iga Kami Kinmichi (the 2nd generation)
(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: Gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length:57cm or 22.44inches.
Sori:1.3cm or 0.51inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.15cm or 1.24inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.46cm or 0.96inches.
Kasane:0.75cm or 0.39inches.
The weight of the sword:685grams.
Era: made before the Kanbun era, the Edo period.
Shape: The blade is broad and thick with adequate Sori and longer Kissaki.
Jigane: Koitamehada and Masamehada with Jinie and Chikei. Yamashiroden great Jigane.
Shinogiji: Masamehada flows well but it is not too much. Beautiful Jigane.
Hamon: Niedeki Gunomemidare with deep Nioikuchi. Ashi works well and Kinsuji comes into Hachu.
Special Feature: NBTHK has judged this work as the 2nd and it is thought to be one of the early works of him. It has now NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper. It has great length and Sori, looks solid and has great Niokuoki: nicely-made.
From Aoi Art: It has a surprisingly broad blade in a healthy condition. We truly recommend this masterpiece.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta.