Wakizashi : Yasutsugu Motte Echizen Saku no(Echize 3rd)
Wakizashi in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Yasutsugu Motte Echizen Saku no(Echize Sandai)
Shinto: Chusaku: Echizen
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saki)This sword belongs to jyojyo saki ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 54.08cm or 21.77 inches.
Sori : 0.76 cm or 0.3 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi :3.14 cm or 1.24 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.06cm or 0.81 inches.
Kasane : 0.7 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : The blade is rather wide and regular thickness
with small sori which is called Kanbun style.
Jitetsu :Itame hada well grained with jinie attach and chikei work.
The hada pattern could be well observed.
Hamon : Nie Deki Notare mixed. In Ha, there are Sunagashi.
Boshi is round shape.
Special feature :Echizen Yasutsugu is swordsmith of Mino Asakasa Senjuin descent. He moved to Echizen from Omi in late Muromachi period. Keicho 18(1613), he served Tokugawa Ieyasu Shogunate and was allowed to engrave the Aoi family crest.
This blade was made by Yasutsugu 3rd. This Jigane has distinctive Chikei. We think perhaps he used the Nanban-Iron.
This sword is wide and thick work with clear Hada pattern. It is healthy work.
NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.