Ordering number: 21404
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : Oite Osaka Heianjo Munetsugu Saku
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 57.6 cm or 22.67 inches.
Sori : 1.5cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.11cm or 1.22 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.13 cm or 0.83 inches.
Kasane : 0.72 cm or 0.28 inches.
The weight of the sword 605 grams.
Era : Edo period Genroku era. 1699.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick
with deep sori and rather longer lissaki
which is called Genroku shape nice looking shape.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach nice texture.
Hamon :From the hamachi, suguha hamon start and then big gunome midare about 8 pieces and made gunome inside of the gunome with ashi work. Between hamon and another hamon, sunagashi, kinsuji work.
Special feature:The Heianjyo Munetsugu is Yamashiro’s sword maker and this work was made in Osaka. If you look closely, it can be said that Ubuha remains a little and shows a healthy blade.
Saya :black roiro saya.
Tsuba :Mokko style syakudo nanako plate, around nanako ji is painted with gold, and waves and dragons are engraved on the ground and painted with gold.
Menuki : Highly carved dragon with pure gold. The era is unknown, but there is no doubt that it is pure gold.
Fuchikashira:On the syakudo nanako plate, waves are engraved with gold color.
Kozuka:On the syakudo plate, waves are engraved with gold color.
Ko-gai:On the syakudo nanako plate, waves are engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Bijyutsu:workmanship is excellent, and the discreet Kinsuji’s work on hamon in Gunome midare, which is well-balanced with Jigane’s goodness, is a wonderful work. I think it is a work that has been carefully preserved. Koshirae is a truly wonderful work that is unified with waves and dragons. It is a work that I would definitely recommend.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.