Ordering number: AS16750
Wakizashi in Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : Yamato Daijo Fujiwara Masanori
Shinto: Jyosaku: Ryo-Wazamono: Echizen
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This blade belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 52.0 cm or 20.47 inches.
Sori : 1.3 cm or 0.51 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 2.96 cm or 1.16 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.32 cm or 0.91 inches.
Kasane : 0.58 cm or 0.22 inches.
Era : Around the Kanei era, the Edo period.
Shape: Wide and thick nice shape Wakizashi.
Jitetsu : Ko Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
Hamon: Nie Deki, Gunome Midare with thick Nioikuchi.
There are many Ashi.
Special feature: Yamato Daijo Fujiwara Masanori is said to be a descendant of Yamashiro Kuni Sanjo Yoshinori in the mid Muromachi period. He was originally from Tango Miyatsu. His father, Norimitsu, had taught him how to make swords. Later he moved to Kyoto, and next moved to Echizen, where ruled by Matsudaira Hideyasu. Later he was employed by the first son of Hideyasu, Tadanao. It is not certain when he had succeeded to the Yamato Daijo, but we have 2 Wakizashi which were made in Nov. of Keicho 13 and Genna 2, with Juryo-mei(signature with the name Yamato Daijo). He flourished in Echizen in the almost same age as Yasutsugu the 1st had flourished.
Tsuba : Otafuku shape Shakudo Tsuba, some plants are engraved with openwork.
Fuchikashira : Shakudo Nanako plate, flowers are engraved with gold color.
Saya : Black Roiro Saya with eggshell desin.
Menuki : Bow and arrow are engraved with gold color.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.