Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(49th NBTHK Juyo paper)
Signature: Kagehide (Orikaeshi Tachi mei)
Koto Jo-josaku rank
Sayagaki was done by Mr.Tanobe sensei.
#49 Jyuyo token sitei hin.
Bizen Kuni Osafune Kagehide orikaeshimei 2jiaru no ko Mitsutada
otouto nari honsaku dosakutyu nni ari onken naru sakuiki wo simeshi
gami yutakanari chinchincyocyo Hacyo 1syaku 7 sun 7 bu 5 rin aru no
Heise kinoesaru reki kisaragi simo kan tanzan kan ben si kao,
Explanation:Bizen kuni osafune kagehide(orikaeshi 2 character and younger brother of Mitsutada , the blade is rather calm moderate hamon compare with regular kagehide and tasteful very rare and precious sword.
The length of the blade is 53.9 cm or 21.2 inches 2004,Feb,
The blade was polished .
Blade length : 53.9 cm or 21.2 inches.
Sori : 0.9 cm or 0.35 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 2.60 cm or 1.02 inches.
Wide at the Kissaki : 1.81 cm or 0.71 inches.
Kasane : 0.59 cm or 0.23 inches.
Era : Middle Kamakura period. (About Koan era)
Shape : This blade is wide and thick O-suriage Wakizashi.
Jitetsu : Itame and Mokume are mixed with Chikei and Jinie.
And Midare-Utsuri appear clearly.
Hamon : Konie-deki Suguha. In Ha, there are many Ashi.
Special feature : It would appear that Kagehide is Mitsutada’s little brother.
His blade Kuronbo-Giri is very famous.
But his blade with signature is very rare.
This blade has Orikaeshi Tachi mei and condition is fantastic.
And this blade has Kamakura period blade’s feature very much.
Tsuba : On the round Shakudo Nanakoji Tsuba, Un-ryu design (dragon and cloud) is engraved with gold color.
The Mimi (rim) is covered with gold.
Fuchikashira : On the Shakudo Nanakoji plate, Kiri Kamon (family crest)
is engraved with gold color.
Saya : Black Roiro-nuri Saya.
Menuki : On the Shakudo plate, bow and arrows are engraved with gold color.
49th BNTHK Juyo paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.