Wakizashi:Minamoto Yoshihusa (First generation)(NBTHK Hozon Token)(Consignment sale)

Ordering number: 23409
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Token)(Consignment sale)

Signature: Minamoto Yoshihusa (First generation)

Shinto: Jyo saku: Hizen.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade is polished.
Habaki: Silver single Habaki
Blade Length: 42.0 centimeters (16.54 inches)
Sori: 1.1 centimeters (0.43 inches)
Mekugi-Ana (Peg Hole): 1
Motokasane (Thickness at the Base): 3.1 centimeters (1.22 inches)
Sakikasane (Thickness at the Tip): (measurement missing in the original text)
Kasane: 0.68 centimeters (0.27 inches)
Weight: 400 grams (0.88 pounds)
Era: Edo period. Around the Kan’ei era, 1624.
Shape: This sword has a well-balanced and sturdy construction with a slightly deep curvature.
Jigane: Itame hada with Jinie attach.
Hamon: the hamon (temper line) exhibits a deep Nioikuchi with Gunome Midare and a rounded Boshi.

Special feature: This sword is made by First generation. The blade has nice Kinsuji and Sunagashi work, and during the Kan’ei era, long blades like this were relatively rare for hira-zukuri wakizashi.

From Aoi Art: The swordsmith is referred to as “Shigezaemon,” initially named Tadafusa, and later renamed Yoshifusa. Some sources also call him Tosa-no-
kami’s associate. His style resembles that of Nakaoji Fujihira, who was famous for creating deeply-carved straight temper patterns.

Historical Background: The time period marked the end of the Azuchi-Momoyama period
and the beginning of the Edo period, where things were gradually settling down, and
sword production was declining, particularly for shorter blades like wakizashi.

NBTHK Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta
*Please note: The price does not include shipping fees.

Price:350,000 JPY-.

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