Wakizashi in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : Mumei (Fuyuhiro)
(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 : Silver single Habaki.
Blade length : 46.8 cm or 18.42 inches.
Sori : 1.1 cm or 0.43 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.61 cm or 1.02 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.0 cm or 0.78 inches.
Kasane : 0.53 cm or 0.20 inches.
The weight of the sword: 415 grams.
Era : Late Muromachi period.
Shape : Ubu Nakago, regunlar width and thickness Wakizashi with deep Sori, longer Kissaki.
Jigane : Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach. There are Chikei. visible to see the texture.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Gunome Midare with thick Nioikuchi. There are Ashi and Yo. Kissaki is Hakikake ans Yakisage style.
There are Hamon on the Shinogi-Ji.
Special feature: Fuyuhiro was active in Sagami, Mino, Wakasa, Hoki, Bizen, Bitcchu, etc. They were mainly active in Wakasa province. We think that the appraisal of NBTHK refers to Wakasa swordsmith.
From Aoi Art: Fuyuhiro and Soshu Tsunahiro were active at the end of the Muromachi period. Each style is quite similar.
This Fuyuhiro has an atmosphere of Soden style. Especially, around the Monouchi and Boshi part, there are intense Hamon.
This blade has Bizen Den and Soshu Den. We recommend this Wakizashi for you.
Background of the era: There were so many wars and the battles were fierce.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.