Wakizashi in Koshirae
Signature : Ise Kami Fujiwara Nobusada.(We guarantee the blade is genuine.)
Shinto: Ryo saku:Mino province
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saki)This Ise Kami Fujiwara Nobusada. belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: copper double habaki.
Blade length : 54.3 cm or 21.37 inches.
Sori : 1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.19 cm or 1.25 inches.
Width at the Kissaki :2.36 cm or 0.92 inches.
Kasane : 0.75 cm or 0.29 inches.
Era : Edo period, around Kanbun era.
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick
with small sori like Kanbun shape.
Jitetsu :Itame had well grained with jinie attach
and blackish hadatachi jigane.
Hamon : Niedeki gunome midair with togari gunome midair mixed with sunagashi work.
Special feature : Ise Kami Fujiwara Nobusada was working at Mino province.
At that time, Japan was war time. Many daimyo fighting at many places so it is necessary to provide a lot of swords.
Mino district is a nuclear point for battling and also making swords.
The Nobusada was a stream of Ganmaki school which school is well known cut well swords. His real name was Ganmaki Ichiro daemon.
The sword is pretty good condition without Kizu and flow.
Back ground of the age. Kanei 14th(1638) Shimabara’s revolt has happened.
Tsuba :On the round shape iron Tsuba, some holes are engraved open work.
Fuchikashira :copper plate.
Saya : black ishimeji style.
Menuki : copper plate.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.