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Wakizashi : Chikuzen Koku Fukuoka Ju Moritsugu

Ordering number : 13599

Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)

Signature : Chikuzen Koku Fukuoka Ju Moritsugu

The blade was polished.
Blade length : 53.63cm or 21.14inches.
Sori : 1.29cm or 0.5inches.
Mekugi :
Width at the hamachi : 3.05cm or 1.2inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.08cm or 0.82inches.
Kasane : 0.73cm or 0.29inches.
Era : Mid Edo period.
Shape : It is wide an thick mitsumune shape wakizashi.
Sori is deep , long nice shape wakizashi.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained with mixture of massage hada. It is beautiful jigane.
Hamon : Nie base, gunome midare with deep nioiguchi. There are fine sunagashi
and kinsuji works seen. Ashi is attached. Boushi is round end with mixture of kinzuji.

Special feature : Moritsugu is a son of Toshihira. He was called Gonzanee no jyo. After his father's dealth, he has learnt from his cousin Korekazu and has inherit the family changing his name to Hanbe no joy. He has passed away at Genroku 14th year at the age of 69. Moritsugu has made swords of shoji midair and gonome midare like this wakizashi. This wakizashi has deep nioiguchi with active sunagashi and kinsuji work. Moritsugu made several pieces

Koshirae :
Tsuba : Shakudou base and open works. The rim is covered with gold.
Fuchikashira : Shakudou nanakoji base with horse design engraved and inlayed with gold.
Saya : Black roar saya with stripe pattern engraved. Uniquely painted saya.
Menuki : On shakudou base, horse design is engraved.
Futatokoromono(Kozuka, Kogai) : On shakudou nanakoji base, a stirrup and rope is engraved and inlayed with gold.
Kogatana : There is a signature, Shinshu Jyu Sukehiro. Overall, it is
a great condition koshirae.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price (credit card) : JPY 700,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 686,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)