Wakizashi in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
Signature : Suruga Kami Fujiwara Morimichi
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword Suruga Kami Fujiwara Morimichi belongs to Saijyo-saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver double Habaki.
Blade length : 54.1 cm or 21.3 inches.
Sori: 1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the Hamachi : 3.3 cm or 1.23 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.39 cm or 0.94 inches.
Kasane : 0.65 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Edo period Keicho era. (around 1596~1615)
Shape : The blade is wide and thick healthy blade with suitable Sori and longer Kissaki.
Jigane : Koitame-hada well grained with Jjinie attach beautiful texture.
Hamon : Niedeki Suguha from the Hamachi area and then Gunome-midare with thick Nioikuchi in Hamon, many Sunagashi, Kinsuji Yo and Ashi work. Boshi is big round shape and turns back Yakisage style.
Special feature: Suruga Kami Fujiwara Morimichi was working at Mino province and then moved to Owari province at Keicho era.
This sword is very nice Koitame hada like Hizen blade.
Especially Hamon looks like Kawachi Kami Masahiro vivid wild feeling summer clouds in the sky.
I think this sword is one of the top grade of his sword without Kizu or flaw.