Wakizashi: Ichi Dewa Kami Yukihiro Motte Shin Kitae Saku
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Ichi Dewa Kami Yukihiro Motte Shin Kitae Saku
The blade was polished.
Habaki: copper single habaki.
Blade length : 39.6 cm or 15.59 inches.
Sori : 0.9 cm or 0.35 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.51 cm or 0.98 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.62 cm or 0.63 inches.
Kasane : 0.56 cm or 0.22 inches.
Era : Edo Kanbun period.
Shape : The blade is rather small size.
I think the blade was one of the Daisho set wakizashi.
Jitetsu :Koitame had well grained with jinie attach like Konuka had.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha with noter mixed with rather thick nioikuchi.
Boshi is rod shape with small hakikake.
Special feature : First generation Yukihoro was a secound son of
the Hize Hashimoto Yoshinobu who was called Kurobei.
At Kanei 16th age 22 years, he made a sword for the first time.
At Shouhou 5 spring he got the title of daijo and after that Kanbun 3rd,
he got the title of the Dewa Kami.
At Keian 3rd, he moved to Nagasaki prefecture in order to study about Holland steal.
The blade is well known sword maker of Hizen province.
The hamon is suguha with noter hamon.
I think this wakeizashi was used as Daisho set but departed some years ago.
Tsuba :On the oval shaped iron stub, rise us Mimi and wheal of cow carriage and plant are painted by gold color.
Fuchikashira :On the shakudo nanako plate, flowers and butterfly are engraved with gold color.
Saya : Ther saya, with many lines are painted by black roiro saya.
Menuki : On the shakudo plate, flowers are engraved with gold color.
Kozuka Kogatana : On the shakudo nanako plate, a clam and fish bag are engraved with gold valor.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.