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Wakizashi : Tegarayama Ujishige

Ordering number : 15492

Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)

Signature : Tegarayama Ujishige
Bunka 1nen shi 2 gatsu Hi (February 1804)

Shinshinto: Jyojyo saku: Iwaki province.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Blade length : 45.2 cm or 17.79 inches.
Sori : 1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi :  1
Width at the hamachi : 3.34 cm or 1.31 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.48 cm or 0.97 inches.
Kasane : 0.57 cm or 0.22 inches.
Era : Edo period, around Bunka era(1804-1818)
Shape : Wide 3.34cm and thick Wakizashi with large Sori. Kissaki is long.
Jigane : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach. It is clear Jigane.
Hamon : Nie Deki, from Hamachi is Suguha and then large Gunome Midare and Doranba. There are Ashi and thick and soft Nioikuchi.
Boshi is round shape wirh thick Nioikuchi and Hakikake Yakizage style.

Special feature: Tegarayama Ujishige who goes by the namde of Asashichi.
And his pseudonym was Tankasai. He is a younger brother of Ujishige 3rd generation.
At first, his name is Ujishige and later on is Masashige.
He was employed by Shirakawa Rakuo(Matsudaira Sadanobu). He lived in Edo.
He received "Kai Kami" on April 5th 1803.
His blades are remarkably similar to Sukehiro and also Suishinshi Masahide.
This blade has thick Nioikuchi and masterpiece of his swords.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : JPY 550,000-. (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)