Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : (Kikumon) Yamashiro Kami Minamoto Kunimichi
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Yamashiro kami Minamoto Kunimichi belongs to Jyojyosaku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Gold and silver double foiled habaki
Blade length : 50.9cm or 20.03 inches.
Sori : 1.6cm or 0.62 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.1cm or 1.22 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.13cm or 0.83 inches.
Kasane : 0.65cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Edo period Genroku
Shape : It is wide and thick with deep sori. It is thick wakizashi
Jitetsu :Itame hada well graine dwith jinie attached.
Hamon : Nie deki gunome midare with much ups and down in the ha.
It is deep nioiguchi with much sunagashi appearing.
Boshi is round and deep turn back.
Special feature : Yamashiro no kami Minamoto Kunimichi is a swordsmith of Iyo province.
Kikumon(chrysansemum chrest) is engraved on the tang and it is rustic style.
Mizuta Kunishigae style work and the hamon is undulating.
NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.