Wakizashi in Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature:Kinzogan Nobukuni (gold inlay)
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 40 cm or 15.74 inches.
Sori : 0.8 cm or 0.31 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.84 cm or 1.11 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 0.59 cm or 0.23 inches.
Kasane : cm or inches.
Era : Late Nanbokutyo to early Muromachi period.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with sori and longer sized Hirauchi wakizashi.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach and small chikei work.
Hamon : Niedeki gunome midare and kogunome midare mixed.
Special feature : The founder of the Nobukuni started from Nanbokucyo period to middle Muromachi period.
I think this blade belongs to 2nd generation Saemon Jyo Nobukuno.
The blade is wide and thick very healthy longer sunnobi tanto.
Before the blade had signature on the tang but later on the blade was cut shortened and made gold inlay as Nobukuni.
The blade is very healthy and wonderful jigane and Hamon.
Koshirae : The Koshirae is high ranking Koshirae.
Tsuba : On the round shaped iron stub, some saddlery are engraved.
Fuchikashira : On the syakudo plain plate, a bird(hawk?) is engraved with gold color.
Saya : Black roar saya twist kizami saya.
Menuki : Japanese Kiku flowers are engraved twist kizami saya.
Kozuka : On the syakudo nanako plate, Japanese Kiku flowers are engraved with gold color.
NBTHK Hozon Token.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.