Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Kicho paper) (consignment sale)
Signature : Hiromasa
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijo saku, Jojo saku Jo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jo ranking.
The blade is polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled single Habaki
Blade length : 37,8 cm or 1.49 inches.
Sori : 0,9 cm or 0.65 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3,19 cm or 1.26 inches.
Kasane : 0,6 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Around later Muromachi period.
Shape : Wide blade with curve start nearly from the edge, Sunnobi-Tanto style blade.
Jigane : Itame-hada with Masame-hada mixed with Jinie attached. Color of the blade is blackish and texture can be seen very well.
Hamon : Nie-deki Hitatsura-Hamon with Mineyaki, Boshi turns sharp Togarigokoro style.
Special feature : Hira-Tsukuri Sunnobi-Tanto. The blade curves with good proportion.
Hiromasa school is a lineage of Akihiro and Hiromitsu. He was skillful for making Hitatsura which means ‘all over’ style Hamon and active during Manbokucho period to later Muromachi period.
This blade is having Hitatsura-Hamon and NBTHK Kicho paper has been applied.
Koshirae : (NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho paper on Koshirae)
Saya : Black Roiro Saya with lines engraved.
Tsuba : Shishi-dogs with bamboo grass engraved on Shakudo Nanakoji plate with gold volor.
Menuki : Shishi-dogs engraved on Shakudo plate with gold color.
Kojiri : lines are engraved on brass plate.
Kurigata : Some patterns are engraved on Shakudo plate.
Kozuka : Shishi-dogs engraved on Shakudo plate with gold color.
NBTHK Kocho paper
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho paper on Koshirae
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.