Wakizashi : Shimousa Kami Kuniyoshi
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Shimousa Kami Kuniyoshi.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Shimousa Kami Kuniyoshi belongs to Jyojyo saku ranking.
Habaki: Gold foiled double Habaki.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 51.18 cm or 20.14 inches.
Sori : 1.05 cm or 0.41 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.85 cm or 1.12 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.18 cm or 0.85 inches.
Kasane : 0.62 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Edo period, around Keian era.
Shape : Regular size, nice shape Wakizashi.
Jitetsu : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
It is beautiful Osaka Jigane.
Hamon : From Hamachi is Suguha with thick Nioikuchi.
And then Gunome Midare. In Ha, there are soft Ashi and Sunagashi.
Boshi is round Hakikake shape.
Special feature : Shimousa Kami Kuniyoshi was from Hyuga no Kuni.
He moved Osaka Settsu province. He was a student of Izumi Kai Kunisada.
And then he moved Iwami province. He is also called Yusakunojo.
His blades is few. His style looks like Oya Kunisada.
This blade has nice Jigane with Jinie attach. The Jigane is beautiful.
The Hamon is also nice. The blade is healthy and wounderful.
Tsuba : Shakudo, thick Tsuba, ivy is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira : Shakudo, autumn flower is engraved with gold color.
The signature: Yoshinaga.
Saya : Black Roiro Saya.
Menuki : Shakudo, some design is engraved with gold color.
Kozuka : Shakudo, dragon is engraved with gold color.
Kogatana : modern times.
NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.