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Masterpiece Wakizashi

Wakizashi : Joshu Jyu Kunihiro/Keicho 13 Nen 8 Gatsuhi


Wakizashi in Shirasaya(Jyuyo Token #52)

Signature:Joshu Jyu Kunihiro
Keicho 13 Nen 8 Gatsuhi

Shinto:Saijyo saki top ranking:Oowazamono cutting test ranking:Yamashiro province.
The blade was polished by one of the best polisher.
Blade length : 38.78 cm or 15.26 inches.
Sori : 0.60 cm or 0.23 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.07 cm or 1.20 inches.
Kasane : 0.58 cm or 0.22 inches.
Era : Early Edo period.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick healthy Hirauchi style sunnobi Tanto.
Jitetsu : Koitame had well grained with jinie attach and chikei work and blackish jigane.
From Hamachi area, Mizukage utsuri appear.
Hamon : Niedeki small noter gunome midair and some parts are square shape.
Monouchi area, wide hamon nie strong with kinsuji sunagashi and also yubashiri irk china.
Boshi : Niedeki suguha base saki togari hamon round shape hakikake style.
Horimono : Both sides of the blade sanko tusk Ken, on the back, bonji tsume and Gomabashi marudome style.

Special feature : Kunihiro was working under the family Ito Hyuga province Kyusyu but unfortunately this family
became bankrupt so he retired from the family and journey around Japan and made swords at many places.
He stayed at Kyoto Ichijyo Horikawa and educated many students.
Before living at Kyoto, he made Sue sosyu style or Seki style swords but after Keicyo 4th era, He made upper part of Sosyu style sword.
This blade is very similar with Sadamune especially Horimono, Jigane and also jamon.
From under the hamachi area, Mizukage utsuri appear and strong Nie and kinsuji which is typical Kunihiro and Uramei keicyo 13th is very precious.

Historical background : Keicyo 12th April 26th Toshinao Tokugawa became a owner of the Kiyosu castle.
Keicyo 12 year Cecember 22nd, The castle Sunpy was burn down.

#52 Jyuyo Token.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price (credit card) : JPY 5,500,000-.

-Masterpiece, Wakizashi