Ordering number: 19036
Wakizash in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper)
(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 : wood black color habaki.
Blade length : 57.7 cm or 22.71inches.
Sori : 0.8cm or 0.31 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.1cm or 1.22 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.28cm or 0.89 inches.
Kasane : 0.73 cm or 0.28 inches.
The weight of the sword: 600 grams.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with small sori and long kissaki.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach and chikei work.
Hamon :Niedeki gunome midair with rather thick nioikuchi
and tobiyaki appear on the shindig ji.
Special feature: According to the saya-gaki, Kunisada the Second is known as Inoue Shinkai made this katana.
As his father was so old, Shinkai forged on his behalf. Examining the workmanship,
we completely convinced with this opinion.
Inoue Shinkai was born as the Second son of Kunisada the First in 1630.
Shinkai used the swordsmith name Kunisada on his early works.
He worked as a ghost saith of his father around Keian era.
Shinkai got the title of Izumi (No) Kami in 1652.
The Imperial Court approved him to carve the chrysanthemum crest on the tang in 1661.
He passed away in 1682, aged 53. He had the reputation of Namba-Masamune.
Saya : Dark brown and red color saya.
Tsuba : On the round shape iron plate,
mountain grapes are engraved openwork.
Fuchikashira: On the shibuichi plate, mountain grapes are engraved.
Menuki : rustle is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: Oya kunisada was his Inoue Shinkai’s father.
This sword is a very fine jigane and wild feeling active Hamon.
Also, 2 character signature is very rear.
The length is almost sword length longer Oo wakizashi accompanied
NBTHK Hozon Token.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token.
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.