Ordering number : 18304
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae
Mei:Kiku family crest Echizen Kami Minamoto Nobuyoshi.
(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Shinto:Cyujyo saku:Wazamono cutting test ranking:Settsu
(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 :silver double habaki.
Blade length(nagasa) : 52.4cm or 20.63inches.
Sori :0.9cm or 0.354 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi :3.2 cm or 1.26 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.34 cm or 0.9 inches.
Kasane :0.78 cm or 0.3 inches.
Era : Edo period Enpo era. 1673.
Shape(Sugata):The blade is wide (3.2cm) and thick with suitable sori and long kissaki gourgeous shape.
Kitae :Itame hada well grained with jinie attach and visible to see the texture.
Hamon :Niedeki gunome midare with sunagashi and Kinsuji scatter.
Boshi:round hakikake style and turns back yakisage style.
Special feature:Takai Echizen Kami Rai Nobuyoshi is the 3rd son of the first generation Shinano Kami Nobuyoshi. He was influenced a lot from Inoue Shinkai and Sukehiro Doranba.
This blade is active wild feeling hadatachi jigane with sunagashi, kinsuji a lot.
From Aoi Bijyutsu Generally Takai Echizen Kami made which look like Sukehiro and Shinkai but this sword is very wild feeling active
sword. The blade is wide and thick healthy blade.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.