Ordering number: 22439
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature: Mishina Namba Suke Naomichi
Shinshinto: Chujyo saku: Settsu
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo jyo saku ranking.
habaki: Gold colored copper single Habaki
The blade was polished.
Blade length:41.8 cm or 16.45inches.
Sori:0.7cm or 0.27inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.61cm or 1.42inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.75cm or 1.08inches.
Kasane:0.84cm or 0.33inches.
The weight of the sword:670grams
Era: Kansei 4, the Edo period
Shape: The blade is broad and thick with adequate Sori and slightly longer Kissaki.
Jigane: Koitamehada is very dense with Jinie. Beautiful plain surface.
Hamon: Niedeki Suguha from Hamachi, after that Niedeki Toranba-ish Hamon, Gunomemidare with uneven changes of height. Boshi turns back round.
Special feature: Mishina Namba Suke Naomichi is the 6th grandson. He was a pupil of Inshu Toshikaku and called himself als oas Naokaku, and changed his name again to Naomichi in Kansei 3.
From Aoi Art: This work is a Wakizashi, but it has 670g weight: it could be called as a kitchen knife for ogre(Onino Hocho). Apparently, it reminds us of Ozaki Suketaka or Tezukayama Masashige: great Toranba. It is a really well-made blade.
NBTHK Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta
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