Ordering number: 22491
Wakizashiin Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokunbetsu Hozon Token)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Silver double Habaki
Blade length:43.6cm or 17.1inches.
Sori:0.8cm or 0.31inches.
Width at the hamachi:31.6cm or 12.4inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.57cm or 1.01inches.
Kasane:0.55cm or 0.21inches
The weight of the sword:450grams.
Era : Edo period Genna era 1615
Shape : Wide and thick sword with regular Sori and longer Kissaki.
Jigane : Itame-Hada well grained. Jinie attached and Chikei worked.
Hamon : Niedeki, deep Nioi kuchi Gunome-Midare. Soft Ashi, Sunagashi and think Kinsuji worked.
Boshi: Hakikake style round shape Boshi with deep Nie and Kinsuji.
Special feature: Kunimasa is student of Horikawa Kunihiro. He made many masterpieces and also helped his master to made swords. His works are very similar to his master’s works, deep
Nioikuchi Gunome-Midare with Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Tsuba: Kawari style iron Tsuba, gooses (Karigane pattern) are engraved with openwork.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo plate. Flying bats are engraved with gold color.
Menuki: Shakudo plate. 3 Kiri-mon(Family crest) are engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: JIgane is haramachi jigane and hamon is typical Kunihiro style gnome with deep nioikuchi and worked sunagashi, kinsuji in Hamon. We recommend this nice Wakizashi with nice Koshirae.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata