Wakizashi in Koshirae
Signature : There is a signature mentioned as ‘Ise Daijo Tsunahiro’on Nkago (signature not guaranteed)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijo saku, Jojo saku Jo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to ranking.
The blade is polished.
Habaki : Single Suaka Habaki.
Blade length : 36.6 cm or 14.4 inches.
Sori : 0.3 cm or 0.12 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.84 cm or 1.5 inches.
Kasane : 0.70 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Later Edo period.
Shape : Wide, thick and heavy blade categorized as ‘Oni-Bocho’ (Knife of demon). Very healthy blade.
Jigane : Koitame-hada well grained with Jinie attach Muji style Jigane.
Hamon : Very active Hitatsura Hamon.
Koshirae : Issaku Koshirae with very nice quality. Antique Koshirae for Oni-bocho type blades are very precious.
Saya : Black lacquered Kizami Saya.
Tsuba : Hamidashi Tsuba made from Suaka with brass rim.
Menuki : Rockfish and blowfish engraved on Shakudo plate.
Kozuka : Notch pattern engraved on Shaka plate. Very bog as Kozuka.
Kogatana : Double Hi engraved on on side of the blade. Long, wide and thck similar like Tanto. Signature mentioned as ‘Minamoto Munenaga’
Wari-Kogai : Notch pattern engraved on Suaka plate.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.