Wakizashi in Shirasaya（NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper)
Signature: Sakakura Gonnoshin Terukane
Tenwa 3 nen 2 igatsuhi (February 1683)
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Blade length : 51.33 cm or 20.22 inches.
Sori : 1.05 cm or 0.41 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 3.11 cm or 1.22 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.28 cm or 0.89 inches.
Kasane : 0.73 cm or 0.29 inches.
Era : Edo period Tenna era.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with small sori and longer kissaki.
The blade is small Machiokuri.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful texture.
Hamon : Koniedeki suguha and notare mix with very thick nioikuchi which is
called Yuki no Muragie.(The scene of the snow on the leaf is melting slightly )
Boshi is sansaku style with thick nioikuchi.
Special feature : Sakakura Gonnoshin Terukane is also called Echigo Kami Kanesada
And the name of the Terukane must cut the Uramei(nengo).
His subjects are quite well influenced from great Tsuda Sukehiro or Inoue Shinkai.
He made active Doranba or big gunome midair hamon and suguha noter like this sword
for his life. Generally speaking Terukane signature is gentle elegant hamon compare with Kanesada signature wild feeling active oogunome midair hamon.
This wakizashi is fantastic Shinkai utushi(copy of Shinkai).
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.