Ordering number: 22107
Wakizashi in Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature: Mumei(judged as Hoki Kami Nobutaka)
Shinto: Jyo-saku: Wazamono: Owari
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Copper single Habaki painted with gold color.
Blade length:54.3cm or 21.37inches.
Sori:0.3cm or 0.11inches.
Width at the hamachi:2.88cm or 1.13inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.3cm or 0.90inches.
Kasane:0.53cm or 0.20inches.
The weight of the sword:535grams
Era: The Keicho era, the Edo period
Shape: Osuriage-Mumei. The blade is broad enough and thick enough with shallow Sori and longer Kissaki.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well with Jinie. Beautiful Jigane.
Shinogiji: Beautiful Masame-hada.
Hamon: Niedeki Gunomemidare with slightly deeper Nioikuchi. Boshi is Notare and turns back round.
Special feature: Jigane is beautiful and moderate Gunome-midare Hamon is elaborate. Sori is shallow.
Tsuba: Oval shaped modern Tsuba. Patterns are engraved with gold color.
Fuchi: On Shakudo plate, Shinai is engraved with gold color.
Saya: Shu-painted Saya. Black Kojiri like Kiyomitsu is really chic.
Menuki: Made by Mogarashi-Soten family. Person is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: Slightly longer Wakizashi with broad blade, shallow Sori and longer Kissaki. Jigane is great and round-shaped Gunomemidare is beautiful. Koshirae is chic with Shu-painting with Jabara-ish Tsuka. It is in a very good condition.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta