Ordering number: 22310
Wakizashi(Sunnobi Tanto) in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Bunka 8 Nen 8 Gatsu Hi
Shinshin to:Cyujyo saku: Musashi
(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: single copper Habaki with family crest.
The blade was polished.
Blade length:32.7cm or 12.87 inches.
Sori:0.3cm or 0.11inches.
Width at the hamachi:3,03cm or 1.19inches.
Kasane:0.52cm or 0.20inches.
The weight of the sword:270grams
Era : Edo period around Bunka era 1804.
Shape : Wide and thick Sunnobi Tanto.
Jigane :Ko Itame Hada and Mokume Hada grained.
Hamon : Suguha Hamon and Notare Hamon with thick Nioikuchi.
In the Ha, there are long Kinsuji with thick Nioikuchi.
Boshi is round and Hakikake style.
Special feature: Tsunahide was a son of Dewa Kunihide and older brother of Kato Tsunatoshi. He is quite good at making Doranba Hamon swords.
Saya : Kizami Saya (there are cracks)
The shape of the Saya is unique. There is no Koikuchi.
The Tsuba fits directly in the opening of the Saya.
Tsuba : Iron Tsuba, some gold cloth inlay.
Menuki : Shakudo plate, Shachihoko design is engraved.
Fuchikashira:Kojiri： Shakudo Nanako plate.
Kogai: Shakudo Nanako, books are engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: Swordsmiths who are good at Doranba Hamon in the Edo period are Tegarayama Masashige, Ozaki Suketaka, Chounsai Tsunatoshi, Suishinshi Masahide, and Tsunahide.
Tsunahide and Tsunatoshi were brothers and helped each other to make swords. This blade has nice Notare Hamon with thick Nioikuchi. In the Ha, there are Sunagashi and long Kinsuji.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta