Wakizashi in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper)
Signature: Bungo Takada Ju Fujiwara Saneyuki.
The blade was polished .
Blade length : 45.7 cm or 17.99 inches.
Sori : 1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 3.25 cm or 1.27 inches.
Wide at the Kissaki : 2.39 cm or 0.94 inches.
Kasane : 0.74 cm or 0.29 inches.
Era : Edo period kanbun era.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with nice sori and also long kissaki.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach.
Hamon : niedeki suguha with rather thick nioikuchi.
Special feature : Bungo Takada Jyu Fujiwara Saneyuki was working at Bungo privince. Bungo school was not so famous like hizen blade.
But there are many swords like hizen swords.
Daimyo Nabeshima was keeping the secret of swordsmaking hizen style.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
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