Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
Signature : Oite Nanki Shigekuni Zo Kore (First generation).
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
habaki:Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 38.6cm or 15.19 inches.
Sori : 0.8cm or 0.31 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.03 cm or 1.19 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.49cm or 0.98 inches.
Kasane : 0.58 cm or 0.22 inches.
Era : Early Edo period.
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick Hirauchi style wakizashi.
Jitetsu :Koitame had well grained with jinie attach and small chikei wonderful nice texture.
Hamon : Niedeki gunome midair with thick nioikuchi Doranba style.
IIn Hamon, there are manna sunagashi and small kinsuji work like silver sand.
Special feature : Nanki shigekuni is a stream of the Yamato Tegai school.
At first, he made swords at Subpu province and At Genna era,
he moved to Kisyu Wakayama province followed with Daimyo Tokugawa Yorinobu.
His subjects are suguha hamon mainly because he belonged to succeed Yamato school.
But sometimes he made Sosyu den style which is very active Gunome midare
with thick nioikuchi with sunagashi and kinsuji.
At that time he made very long swords but the order of Syogun the blade were cut shortened like this sword.
According to the Jyuyo zufu, The blade is Sosyu school eight lot of activities with sunagashi and kinsuji.
The blade is very clear and looks like Shizu.
He is very skillful sword maker both Yamato den and also Sosyu den.
It is very difficult to obtain Sosyu den style swords.
We strongly recommend this fantastic sword.
The Horimono is Ebu style not later hormone.
Because the Hamon is very hard and not impossible to make Horimono(engraving) inside of the hamon.
The hormone was done before Yakiire and yakiire later on.
The sword is very nice Jigane and excellent Sosyu den Doranba hamon.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.