Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Soshu Ju Yasukuni
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Soshu Ju Yasukuni belongs to Jyojyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 41.3 cm or 16.25 inches.
Sori : 0.9 cm or 0.35 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.08 cm or 1.21 inches.
Kasane : 0.62 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period.
Shape : Rather long Sunnobi with Saki Sori Wakizashi.
Jitetsu : Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach and visible to see the texture.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Gunome Midare. In Ha, there are Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Special feature : Soshu Ju Yasukuni lived in castle town of Hojo family (Odawara city).
He received the Kanji character “康 Yasu” from 北条氏康 Mr. Hojo Ujiyasu.
This blade is well grained and visible to see the texture.
The rather tight Ha with many Ashi. This is nice blade.
NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.