Ordering number : 11056
Wakizashi in Shirasaya, with Koshirae
Signature:Fujiwara Hisayuki Saku
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 33.5 cm or 13.18 inches.
Sori : 0.4 cm or 0.15 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.82 cm or 1.11 inches.
Kasane : 0.81 cm or 0.31 inches.
Era : Late Edo period.
Shape : The blade is look as Yoroidoshi style with very wide and very thick.
But this is very nice Sun-nobi Tanto with Sakizori.
Jitetsu : Detailed pattern of wood (koitame hada) well grained with jinie attached.
Hamon : From the hamachi area, it is straight temper line(suguha).
The deep nioukuchi and the variety of sharp end gunome reminds of Kanemoto piece.
reminds of Kanemoto The line gradually becomes sharp to the end.
It is bright hamon.
Special feature : Fujiwara Hisayuki is called Kawai Kametarou and lived in Koishikawa, Edo.
He has learned from Hosokawa Masayoshi.
This piece is similar to yoroidoushi in terms of the thickness. It is brilliant piece with bright temper line.
Historical background : At Late Edo period (Ansei 5th year to 6th) year,
Edo feudal government and the daimyo Ii Naosuke has suppressed
the citizen that opposed to the government for not receiving rescript.
Tsuba : Tsuba that reminds of pulley.
Fuchikashira : Gold- copper ally with Shakudou nanakoji base with dragon
Saya : Black roiro saya
Menuki : On gold and copper alloy, shinchu base dragon is engraved.
Kozuka : On shibuichi base dragon is engraved in one side of the tsuba.
Kogatana : Dragon that is wrapped on the sword
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.