Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature : Minryushi Toshizane 眠龍子壽實
Bunka 5Nen 8 Gatsu hi.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver and gold double Habaki.
Blade length : 50.2 cm or 19.6 inches.
Sori :0.7cm or 0.27 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.02cm or 1.18 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.19 cm or 0.86 inches.
Kasane : 0.57 cm or 0.22 inches.
The weight of the sword 495 grams.
Era : Edo period Bunka 5th 1809
Shape : Regular width and thickness Wakizashi.
Jigane :Ko-Itame-Hada well grained, Jinie attached, almost Muji style beautiful Jigane.
Hamon : From Hamachi, Suguha then beautiful Nioideki Choji Midare. Boshi is round shape.
Special feature: Minryushi Toshizane’s sword style is the same as his father’s, and he is one of the most famous Choji-Midare swordsmith.
Many of his swords are of good quality and look good because the demand for swords had decreased in his time and every swordsmith had to specialize in selling. This is a work that I would definitely recommend.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.