Ordering number: 22023
Wakizashi with Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature : Kouzuke Kami Yoshikuni
Shinto: Chujo Saku: Tosa
(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: Silver single habaki.
Blade length: 54.84 cm or 21.59inches.
Sori:1.51 cm or 0.59inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.3 cm or 1.29inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.44 cm or 0.96inches.
Kasane: 0.9 cm or 0.35inches.
The weight of the sword: 670grams.
Era: Edo period Enpo era
Shape: This sword is very thick and wide and sori also deep and Kissaki is long.
Jigane: Ko-Itame-Hada well grained Jinie attached beautiful Jihada.
Hamon: Sudareba worked clear Regular Tana sword has only 2 Sudare but this sword has 3.
Special Feature: Yoshikuni is Yamato Kami Yoshimichi’s student and is brother of Mutsukami Yoshiyuki. He was worked at Doshu
and his style is similar to Yoshimichi and Yoshiyuki.
From Aoi Art: He is best sword smith who can make Sudareba in Tosa area. People says Sudareba is very difficult to make and the
method also not clear, but he was success to copy it from
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.