Ordering number: 22412
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Jousyu Ju Masakuni
Shinto:Jyo saku: Yamashiro
(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 single Habaki.
The blade was polished.
Blade length:47.9cm or 18.85inches.
Sori:1.2cm or 0.47inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.17cm or 1.24inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.47cm or 0.97inches.
Kasane:0.73cm or 0.28inches.
The weight of the sword:585grams
Era: The Genna era, the Edo period
Shape: The blade is slightly broad and thick, shaping Mitsumune, with slightly deep Sori and longer Kissaki. The blade edge is thick enough with its surface seems round like the clam shell.
Jigane: Itamehada mixed with Mokume and Masa flow. Jigane is apparent.
Hamon: Niedeki, Gunomemidare with deep Nioikuchi and soft Ashi. Boshi is Midarekomi and ends with Hakikake. Sunagashi and Kinsuji work in Ha.
Special feature: Joshu Ju Masakuni is not a famous swordsmith and we have relatively less number of his swords left in this world. He is said to be a pupil of Horikawa Kunimasa.
From Aoi Art: This work has especially splendid Jigane and Hamon has the characteristics of Horikawa school, with deep Nioikuchi. The body shape is nicely-forged with big Boshi. We have many functionings in Ha. We truly recommend this well-made work.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta