Wakizashi in Shirasaya
Signature : Misina Tajima Kami Munetsugu
Oite Ooe Kishi Sakuno
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword Misina Tajima Kami Munetsugu belongs to Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Copper palte double gold iroe habaki.
Blade length : 54.3 cm or 21.38 inches.
Sori : 1.4 cm or 0.55 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.22cm or 1.29 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.54 cm or 1.00 inches.
Kasane : 0.73 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Edo Kanen era 1748-1751
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick with longer kissaki healthy good volume wakizashi.
Jigane : Ayasugi hada well grained with jinie attach nice texture.
Hamon : Niedeki gunome midare hamon.
Special feature : Misina Tajima Kami Munetsugu is a student of the Mishina Kanemichi and made swrods at Settsu province.
It is very surprised that the blade was made by Ayasugi texture.
Generally speaking Gassan Sadakazu and Sadayoshi prodused aiming at restoration of the Ayasugi texture after long reserch and study.
Finally succeeded Aaysugi texture.
And they kept the making Ayasugi way is a Gassan school’s top secret for a long period. But this sword will be reverse the story.
Therefor this sword might be precious data of the history of Ayasugi jigane.
I imagine Gassan Sadakazu and Sadayoshi might see his Ayasugi sword.
Before I have never seen such kind of Ayasugihada before Bunkyu era.
I don’t know whether the blade will be precious data or not but I think the blade is wonderful perfect Ayasugi hada.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.