Wakizashi in Shirasaya, with Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
Signature : Yamashiro Koku Jyu Fujiwara Nobuyoshi
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Nobuyoshi belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
Shinto : Chujyo-Saku : Wazamono : Yamashiro
The blade has high quality polish applied
Habaki : Gold Single Foiled Habaki
Blade length : 60.45 cm or 23.79 inches.
Sori : 1.65 cm or 0.64 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.93 cm or 1.15 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.92 cm or 0.75 inches.
Kasane : 0.69 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Edo period Circa Kanbun
Shape : It is regular width and thickness with some sori. Kissaki is rather long. It is nice shape katana.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained iwth jinie attached. It is clear jigane.
Hamon : Nie Deki Gunome midare with mixture of Togari Gunome midare.
Sunagashi and Yo activities are on the ha. Boshi is round Hakikake style.
Special feature : Yamashiro Koku Jyu Fujiwara NObuyoshi has curved his sign as Rakuyo Jyu Takai Shinano Kami Fujiwara Nobuyoshi, Shinano Kami MInamoto Nobuyoshi.
He is a swordsmith of Yamashiro and the Jigane produced in Kyoto is well grained nice work.
There are sunagashi and kinsuji works appearing in the ha and very nice work.
It is a sword that you will not be tired of observing.
It is a brilliant Wakizashi with NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon certification.
Tsuba : Round shape iron tusba with chrysanthemum and leaf design engraved and inlaid with gold.
Fuchikashira : Shakudo Nanakoji plate with chrysanthemum and leaf design engraved and inlaid with gold.
Saya : Black Roiro saya.
Menuki : Shakudo plate with chrysanthemum design engraved and inlaid with gold.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.