Wakizashi: Tajima Kami Hojyoji Tachibana Sadakuni
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Tajima Kami Hojyoji Tachibana Sadakuni
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Tajimakami Hojyoji Tachibana Sadakuni belongs to Saijyosaku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 51.9 cm or 20.43 inches.
Sori : 0.8 cm or 0.31 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.93 cm or 1.15 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.26 cm or 0.88 inches.
Kasane : 0.55cm or 0.21 inches.
Era : Edo period Manji period 1658.
Shape : It is wide and thick strong katana. It is strong Kanshint oshape katana.
Boshi is stretched long. It is a shape from Kanei to Manji period.
It is health and strong healthy wakizashi.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attached. It is clear Jitetsu.
Hamon : Deep nioiguchi with thick suguha. The Sunagashi and Kinsuji is well attached.
Boshi is deep nioiguchi and round curve.
Special feature : Tajima kami Hojyoji Tachibana Sadakuni is one
of the sword smith of Edo Hojyoji school.
From the same school, Masahiro, Yoshitsugu were active. From Kanei period
It is deep Nioiguchi Futo(thick) suguha style. Ashi work is thick as well.
It is masterpiece of Sadakuni. It is similar to Kotetsu work.
There must have been some connection with the beauty of the JIgane.
It is bright ha and deep nioiguchi.
Koshirae : Handachi koshirae
Tsuba : Kawari mokko shape iron tsuba with fine engraving.
Fuchikashira :Silver plate with Kebori(fine engraving)
Menuki : Copper plate with horse design engraved.
Kojiri and other Kodogu: Silver plate
Kozuka: Silver plate with Kujyaku(peacock) design engraved. Kikuchi Tsunesada
Warikogai: Silver plate with pine design engraved.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.