Ordering number: 20511
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : (Kikumon)Ichi Kawachi Kami Sukesada
Bizen Kuni Osafune Ju 9 Gatsu Kichijitsu
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This blade belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: single copper Habaki with gold color.
Blade length:47.8cm or 18.81inches.
Sori:1.6cm or 0.62inches.
Width at the hamachi:2.91cm or 1.14inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.08cm or 0.81inches.
Kasane: 0.61 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era: The Genroku era, the Edo period.
Shape: The blade is normally broad and thick with longer Kissaki.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well with Jinie.
Hamon: The mixture of Gunome Midare and Chojimidare. Nioikuchi is deep and bright.
Special feature: Ichi Kawachi Kami Sukesada engraved his name after Kikumon, and engraved “Bizen Kuni Ju” on the back.
Koshirae: Handachi Koshirae
Tsuba: Mokko-shaped Shakudo Tsuba. Plum tree is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira/Kojiri: Shakudo-nanako plate with gold color.
Saya: Black Fuemaki Saya
Menuki: Kabuto and arrow/bow are engraveed with gold color.
Kozuka: Shakudo-Nanako plate, flower is engraved with gold color.
NBTHK Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.