Ordering number: 21022
Wakizashi in Koshirae.(consignment sale)
Signature : Soshu Ju Tsunahiro(not guaranteed)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki:Gold colored double habaki.
Blade length:42.4 cm or 16.69inches.
Sori:1.0 cm or 0.39inches.
Width at the hamachi:2.74 cm or 1.07inches.
Width at the Kissaki:1.01cm or 0.39inches.
Kasane : 0.53 cm or 0.20inches.
The weight of the sword:335grams.
Era:The early Edo period
Shape:The blade is normally thick and wide, Sori is slightly deep, Kissaki is longer than normal.
Jigane:Koitame-hada well grained, Jinie attached, Hadame is visible.
Hamon:Niedeki with slightly deep Nioikuchi, Gunome-midare-ba, Sunagashi comes in Hachu, Kinsuji works.
Special feature:This sword has a Mei of “Soshu Ju Tsunahiro”, but this Mei is not good enough to convince us it is the real one. We do not guarantee.
Tsuba:Yatsu-mokko shaped iron Tsuba, rope patterns are engraved by positive openwork. It is made in the late Edo period.
Fuchikashira:Copper Ishime-ji Fuchikashira.
Saya:Shu-nuri imitating Ebi-saya, colored in stripe pattern with black. Kawari-nuri-saya.
Menuki:Shakudo plate, Shiitake mushroom is engraved.
Kojiri:Copper plate which looks like shrimp tail is arranged to be Ishime-ji.
Kozuka:Shakudo-nanako plate, Kenmaki-ryu(Dragon twining around the sword) is engraved.
Kogai:Copper plate is arranged to be Ishime-ji.
From Aoi Art:Signature on the stem says “Soshu Ju Tsunahiro”, however we suppose this is a fake signature. We think it is a sword from Owarizeki school, Jigane is great, Hamon is beautiful with round shaped Gunome-midare with slightly deep Nioikuchi, Sunagashi and small Kinsuji appear in Hachu. If the fake signature is removed, it will pass NBTHK Hozon Token Shinsa absolutely. Koshirae looks like shrimp and metal fittings have a theme of Suaka-Ishimeji.
Aoi Art estimation paper:whole Oshigata.