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Wakizashi:Morishige (Shinshu Iida province, Shinto era) (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering number:24293

Wakizashi: In Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Signature: Morishige (Shinshu Iida province, Shinto era)

We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo Saku, Jyojyo Saku, Jyo Saku, and Regular Saku.
This work is ranked as Jyo Saku for Morishige.
Habaki: Gold-plated single habaki
Blade Length: 50.0 cm (19.69 in)
Curvature: 1.3 cm (0.51 in)
Mekugi Hole: 1
Width at Base: 2.85 cm (1.12 in)
Width at Tip: 2.27 cm (0.89 in)
Thickness: 0.63 cm (0.25 in)
Sword Weight: 475 grams (1.05 lbs)
Era: Kanbun period of the Edo era
Shape: The blade has a substantial width, standard thickness, and a slightly deep curvature with a long kissaki.
Jigane: Mix of itame-hada and mokume-hada.
Shinogi-ji: Mostly mokume-hada, with minimal masame-hada.
Hamon: Nie-deki, suguha with well-placed ko-ashi, and an active hamon with fine sunagashi and kinsuji.
The boshi is round and turns back.

Features: Morishige was an artisan from the Kanbun period of the Edo era.
His work typically features a mix of itame-hada and mokume-hada, with the shinogi-ji and jigane appearing as one.

Aoi Art’s Comment: At first glance, this piece looks like a kotō (old sword).
The jigane is well-forged, and the hamon is a calm suguha with well-placed ko-ashi, a slight curvature, and an overall elegant shape.
Although Morishige is not a commonly seen smith, the quality of this work is impressive and highly recommended.
It is a calm yet striking piece.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper
Whole Oshigata

Price:380,000 JPY-.

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