Wakizashi: Houshu Takada Fujiwara Muneyuki
Wakizashi in Koshirae. (NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Houshu Takada Fujiwara Muneyuki
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled double Habaki
Blade length : ５９.９ cm or 23.6 inches.
Sori : １.３ cm or 0.51 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.9 cm or 1.14 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.12 cm or 0.83 inches.
Kasane : 0.67 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Early Edoperiod
Shape : Wide, thick blade with balanced curve, the size is nearly Katana.
Jigane : Koitame-hada well grained with Jinori attached. Beautiful Jigane.
Hamon : Nioideki Gonome midare wavy Hamon with Tobiyaki also on Shinogiji.
Special feature : Houshu Takada Fujiwara Muneyuki is a sword smith around early Edo period Keicho era.He is a top sword smith of Hougo and said as ancestor of Takada school. there are 3rd generation around Genroku era.
This blade is aspirational work with Hitatsura-style Hamon.
He is ranked as Wazamono and most great sword smith as patriarch of Takada school.
Saya : Kikko pattern engraved on vermilion lacquered Saya.
Tsuba : Family crest and rim engraved on Mokkoshape silver Tsuba. Mass productive on Ichijo (many Ichijo Tsuba has been crafted for present. Signature is very good.)
Menuki : Shishi dog engraved with gold and Shakudo color.
Fuchikashira : Plum flower engraved on Shakudo plate with gold color.
NBTHK Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.