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Wakizashi : Nosyu Seki Jyu Tomohira


Wakizashi in Shirasaya, with Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon Paper)

Signature : Nosyu Seki Jyu Tomohira

Shinto:Cyujyosaku ranking:Wazamono cutting test ranking:Mino province.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver single habaki.
Blade length : 52.8 cm or 20.78 inches.
Sori : 0.9 cm or 0.35 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.37 cm or 1.33 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.37 cm or 0.93 inches.
Kasane : 0.67 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : The blade is wide(3,37cm) and thick with small sori massive wakizashi.
Jitetsu : Koitame had well grained with jinie attach but the Shinogi ji is masa nagger with oohed.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha with smll ashi Uchinome.

Special feature : Nosyu Seki Jyu Tomohira was working at Mino province and also moved to Yamashiro province.
Generally He was making cut well swords so the blade is wide and thick massive sword.
Even though shinogiji is rough, the blade itself nice Jigane and hamon.

Historical background : After the war end, at Edo period Kanbun era, it became peaceful world.
It is not necessary to hold japanese swords anymore so sword makers tried to make nice
and fancy swords in order to compromise his swords to appeal to the samurai.
Sword makers are seeking to stay alive in order to continue their business.
So they have to make nicer and gorgeous swords.

Koshirae : Handachi style Koshirae.
Tsuba : On the Moko style iron Tsuba, rise up small mimi and engrave some designe like Yagyu style stub.
Fuchikashira : On the silver nanako plate, some silver line on the rim.
Saya : On the black ishimeji, Kuyomon family crests are painted by Urushi.
Menuki : On the syakudo plate 2 men and fish bag are engraved with gold color.
Kozuka : On the syakudo plate, waves are engraved by silver.

NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 300,000 JPY-