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Wakizashi : Kyusyu Higo Dotanuki Uemon

Ordering number : 14525

Wakizashi in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon Paper)

Signature : Kyusyu Higo Dotanuki Uemon.

The blade was polished.
Habaki : Copper single habaki.
Blade length : 46.9 cm or 18.46 inches.
Sori : 0.6 cm or 0.24 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.98 cm or 1.17 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.37 cm or 0.93 inches.
Kasane : 0.62 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period.
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thicl with long kissaki.
Jitetsu : Itame had well grained with jinie attach and visible to see the texture well.
On the Ji, shirake utsuri appear.
Hamon : Niedeki gunome midair with double hamon and in Ha, sunagashi and Kinsiji work.

Special feature : Kyusyu Higo Dotanuki Uemon was working at Late Muromachi period.
This Dotanuki school started from Enjyu school.
Kouzuke nose, Masakuni are well known sword makers.
Generally Dotanuki school is sinple wild feeling cut well sword.
Generally Dotanuki school's jigane is hadahare and kiss on the jigane but this sword is pretty nice.
The blade was used as Movie, title is Kozure ookami and became qute well known sword maker.
The sword is quiet wild feeling cut well charming sword.

NBTHK Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price (credit card) : JPY 550,000-.