Ordering number: 22348
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token)
Signature: Oite Bushu Efu Enju Taro Muneyoshi(judged as Tamba)
Kaei 7 Nen 3 Gatsu Hi
(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 painted copper Habaki
The blade was polished.
Blade length:36.9cm or 14.52inches.
Sori:0.8cm or 0.31inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.51cm or 1.38inches.
Width at the Kissaki:0.8cm or 0.31inches.
Kasane:0.75cm or 0.29inches.
The weight of the sword:450grams
Era: The Kaei era, the Edo period
Shape: The blade is broad and thick with Sori. Powerful Hirauchi Wakizashi.
Jigane: Itamehada is grained well with Jinie. Approx. 5cm Ububa left.
Hamon: Gunomemidare with Chojimidare. The tip is Midarekomi.
Special feature: Enju Taro Muneyoshi is a swordsmith from Tamba province, and his name was originally Kiyotake Shintaro. He made Masamedeki, or very dense Jigane with wide Suguha. He engraved “Oite Bushu Efu” because he made it in Edo. Mei is engraved very well in Sosho style, so we can say that he had to be a wise, educated man.
From Aoi Art: It is very rare to find something like this, a work with Mei of “Oite Bushu Efu Enju Taro Muneyoshi”. We truly recommend this to you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta