Ordering number: 22408
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Mumei(judged as Sa Sadayoshi)
Cyu Koto: Jyo Jyo saku: Wazamono: Chikuzen
(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.
Habaki: Gold foiled single Habaki.
The blade is polished.
Blade length:54.0cm or 21.25inches.
Sori:1.0cm or 0.39inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.0cm or 1.18inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.54cm or 1.00inches.
Kasane:0.67cm or 0.26inches.
The weight of the sword:575grams
Era: The early Nambokucho period
Shape: Osuriage Mumei. The blade is broad and thick with longer Kissaki. Solid and
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well: beautiful Jigane.
Hamon: Niedeki, Suguha with deep Nioikuchi and Notare is visible. Koashi is attached
very softly. Boshi is along the edge and ends with Yakizume style. Nioikuchi of Hamon is
especially deep, and Ashi comes along the edge of blade softly.
Special feature: Sa of Chikushu created the style which there didn’t use to be, and that style: Soshuden had gained great reputations there. This work is Osuriage Mumei and the blade is broad and solid. Sa school brought up many swordsmiths in Chikugo. Chikuzen Samonji appeared in the Nambokucho period and they abandoned classical styles and established bright blade with Chikei and Kinsuji. Their pupils are Yasuyoshi, Yukihiro, Yoshisada, Kunihiro, Hiroyasu and so on. Sadayoshi was a son of Yasuyoshi, and is said to be a swordsmith from the Bunna era, but we seldom have his works with his signature.
Tsuba: Octagonal brass Tsuba whose rim is covered by Shakudo. Lines and chrysanthemum are engraved.
Fuchikashira: Brass plate.
Saya: Shu painted Saya. Wisteria is engraved with black and gold color.
Menuki: Bow, arrows, and arrow box are engraved with gold color.
Kojiri: Iron plate.
From Aoi Art: Hamon has soft and deep Nioikuchi: calm atmosphere. The shape is solid and powerful: Nambokucho style. The blade is broad and thick with longer Kissaki. It is judged as Sa Sadayoshi. We truly recommend this one to you. Saya has some traces of repair, but Koshirae is elegant.
NBTHK Tokubestu Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta