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Wakizashi : Dewa Kami Yukihiro (1st generation)

Ordering number : 15257

Wakizashi in Shirasaya, with Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)

Signature : Dewa Kami Yukihiro (1st generation)

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Dewa Kami Yukihiro belongs to Jyo-jyo saku ranking.

Shinto : Jyosaku ranking : Hizen province.
The blade was polished by good polisher.
Blade length : 51.2 cm or 20.15 inches.
Sori : 1.3 cm or 0.51 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.86 cm or 1.12 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.98 cm or 0.77 inches.
Kasane : 0.57 cm or 0.22 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick with deep sori and longer kissaki nice looking shape.
Jitetsu : Koitame had well grained with jinie attach like Hizen konuka had.
Hamon : Niedeki with thick nioikuchi gunome midair with ashi, sunagashi and also kinsuji work.
Boshi is round shape with very thick nioikuchi.

Special feature : Yukihoro was younger brother of the first generation masahiro.
At Syoho 5th, he got the title Daijyo and then At Kanbun 3rd, he got the title Dewa Kami.
He usually engrave ichi on the top of the Nakago over the signature
because He learned the sword making from Ishido school.
He tried to make Ichimonji sword for a long period but his brother succeeded
his characteristic appearance of the exciting temper line like summer clouds in the sky.
So probably he decided to make like his hamon.
But the Hamon slightly different each other. Masahiro makes very active
his own vivid Hamon but Masahiro made rather mild temper line.
Ne learned western steels which is called Holland steels at Nagasaki prefecture.
Just only one place in Japan was opened for foreign country to import and export goods.
He created masterpiece of swords like this sword.

Koshirae :
Tsuba : Round shape iron tsuba with patterns engraved in open works.
Fuchikashira : Shakudo Nanakoji plate with wave and plover design engraved and inlaid with gold.
Saya : Black ishimeji saya. On middle of Saya, copper plate family crest is decorate.
Menuki : On copper plate with dragon design engraved and inlaid with gold color.
Kogai : On the Shakudo nanako plate, dragon are engraved with gold color.

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

Price : 700,000 JPY- (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)