Wakizashi in Shirasaya (Guarantee : NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Kashu Ju Fujiwara Ietada
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku, Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Kashu Ju Fujiwara Ietada belongs to Jyo-Jyo saku ranking.
Shinto : Cyujyo saku ranking : Wazamono : Kaga province.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold single foiled habaki
Blade length : 50.1 cm or 19.72 inches.
Sori : 1.1 cm or 0.43 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.11 cm or 1.22 inches.
Kasane : 0.63 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanei era.
Shape : The blade is Hirauchi unusual style long wakizashi.
Jitetsu : Itame hada well grained with jinie attach and visible to see the texture.
Hamon : Niedeki Hitatsura hamon with sunagashi and long Kinsuji work.
Special feature : Kashu Ju Fujiwara Ietada first geberation was working at Kaga province and called Kichibei.
He was belonging to Kasyu Darani school and well known sword maker at that period.
At a glance, the blade looks sosyu school like Tsunahiro.
The Hamon is vivid wildish Hitatsura hamon and can see long Kinsuji in Hamon.
I’m first time to see the Hitatsura hamon of the Ietada swordsmith.
Guarantee : NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.