Ordering number: 21745
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token)(consignment sale)
Signature : Yoshisuke
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku, Jyo saku, and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo-Sakuranking.
The blade was nice polished.
Habaki: Gold color double habaki.
Blade length: 52.0cm or 20.47 inches.
Sori: 1.7cm or 0.66 inches.
Width at the hamachi: 3.15cm or 1.24 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.14cm or 0.84 inches.
Kasane: 0.72cm or 0.28 inches.
The weight of the sword: 585grams.
Era: Early Edo period
Shape: Wide and thick Wakizashi with deep Sori and longer Kissaki
Jigane: Ko-Itame-Hada well grained, beautiful Jigane.
Hamon: Niedeki-Gunome-Midare, Sunagashi and Kinsuji worked, Boshi is Midare-Komi Hakikake style.
From Aoi Art: Yoshisuke was worked in Edo period and continued many generations. All of there style are looks similer so it is difficult to identify which generation is this, but from the oldness, we think it was made later generations.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta