Ordering number: AS22629
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature: Kanemichi Saku(judged as Seki school)
Sue Seki schoo: Chu Jyo saku: Mino
(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: Silver foiled single Habaki
The blade is polished.
Blade length:44.9cm or 17.67inches.
Sori:1.2cm or 0.47inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.18cm or 1.25inches.
Width at the Kissaki:1.2cm or 0.47inches.
Kasane:0.32cm or 0.12inches.
The weight of the sword:465grams
Era: Around the Eiroku era, the Muromachi period. Around 1558.
Shape: The blade is broad and normally thick with deep Sori and large Kissaki.
Jigane: Koitamehada, Itamehada and Mokumahada with light Utsuri.
Hamon: Niedeki, rounded Gunomemidare. Boshi is round and becomes much rounder and sharper at the tip. The tip turns back sharply.
Special feature: This swordsmith is from Sue Seki school and a grandson of Shizu Saburo Kaneuji the 9th. He is also a father of Iga Kami Kinmichi, Yoshimichi, and Masatoshi. One theory says that he was approved as Mutsu Kami in Eiroku 12, and given the character “大”Dai, and changed his name to Daido. He took his sons to Kyoto and made efforts, and finally he became the head of swordsmiths,. Iga Kami Kinmichi, Yoshimichi, and Masatoshi are great swordsmiths among them.
From Aoi Art: This sword is solid and well-made. Kissaki is longer and the shape is well-shaped.
NBTHK Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta
*Please note: The price does not include shipping fees.
Auction starting Price:250,000 JPY-.