Wakizashi : Bicyu Kuni Mizuta Kunishige Saku
Ordering number : AS12449
Wakizashi in Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper)
Signature : Bicyu Kuni Mizuta Kunishige Saku.
Surituki Shikiwan Dodan 1.2otosu.
Shinto : Jyosaku ranking : Cutting test ranking Wazamono cut well sword : Bicyu province.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 49.8 cm or 19.602 inches.
Sori : 1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.98 cm or 1.17 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.17 cm or 0.85 inches.
Kasane : 0.56 cm or 0.22 inches.
Era : Edo Kanbun period.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with deeper sori and longer kissaki nice shape.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach.
Hamon : Niedeki gunome midair with thick nioikuchi and asi, yo scatter and also sunagashi, small kinsuji work.
Special feature :
The founder of the Bicyu Kuni Mizuta Kunishige started from Keicyo era and continued several generation.
This blade was working at Syoho era Ichizo Hachirouemon Kunishige.
He moved to Edo period and called Edo Mizuta.
He got the title of Daijyo and called Yanashiro Daijyo and also 2nd generation.
This blade is wild feeling looks like Hankei.
The blade was done Tameshigiri by Yamano Kaemon.
I think he cut the arms once and two times.
Tsuba : On the round shaped syakudo nanako plate, some Kirimon are engraved. Late Muromachi period.
Fuchi : Syakudo nanako plate.
Kashira : Tsuno.
Saya : Black roar saya.
Menuki : A cow is engraved by gold color or solid gold.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Auction start price：JPY 350,000-.