Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Sagami Kami Fujiwara Kunitsuna
Shinto: Chu Saku: Echizen
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Suaka with silver color
Blade length : 46.7cm or 18.38inches.
Sori :1.1cm or 0.43 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.19cm or 1.25inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.35cm or 0.91inches.
Kasane : 0.80 cm or 0.31inches.
The weight of the sword 570 grams.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with suitable sori with oo kissaki style.
Jigane :Itame had with masanagare and visible to see the texture.
Hamon :Niedeki suguha bright and clear.
Bo-shi is big round bo-shi.
special feature:Sagami Kami Fujiwara Kunitsuna was a student of the Echizen Kanetane.
He was working at Echizen province and called Dahei Jo. The blade is wide and has a thick and longer kisaki, which means it is Kanei style. Generally his sword has faults of rough jigane on the Shinogiji but this sword is in pretty nice condition. I think this blade is his Jyojyo saku ranking with a blade in high quality. We truly recommend this nice sword.
From Aoi Art: Recently it is rather hard to look for massive wide wakizashi.
The blade is oo kissaki nice looking shape.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.