Wakizashi:Yamashiro Kuni Ju Fujiwara Nobuyoshi(Sword Stick)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token)

Ordering number: AS22281
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(Sword Stick)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token)

Signature: Yamashiro Kuni Ju Fujiwara Nobuyoshi
(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: Silver double habaki.
The blade was polished.
Blade length:49.7cm or 19.56inches.
Sori:1.212cm or 0.47inches.
Width at the hamachi:2.96cm or 1.16inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.21cm or 0.87inches.
Kasane:0.67cm or 0.26inches.
The weight of the sword:530grams
Era: The Shoho era, the Edo period
Shape: The blade is slightly broad and thick with slightly deep sori and longer Kissaki.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well. Jigane which looks like Nashiji.
Hamon: Niedeki Suguha, Nijuba, Ashi works well and Yo works also well. Kinsuji works in Ha. Boshi turns back with deep Nioikuchi.

Special feature: Yamashiro Kuni Ju Fujiwara Nobuyoshi is the 1st generation of Shinano Kami and lived in Heianjo. Some works by him have Kikumon. He worked in the Kanbun/Kanei era and was very skilled.

Koshirae: Wooden stick is well-made. Wood patterns are painted by Urushi and it doesn’t seem like the blade is inside.

From Aoi Art: Sword stick was invented because it became illegal to carry or possess Nihonto because of the Haito Edict in the Meiji period. They used it to protect themselves when they are attacked suddenly. This stick is made very elaborately and it is very difficult to know the blade is inside. We truly recommend this to you.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta

Auction starting Price:450,000 JPY-.

The item was sold at the auction

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