Wakizashi in Shirasaya, with Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Yokoyama Kaga Suke Ason Sukenaga Tenpou 3nen 2 Gatuhi
(Kikumon) Ichi Bizen Osafune Junin
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 51.4 cm or 20.23 inches.
Sori : 1.4 cm or 0.55 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.1 cm or 1.22 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.12 cm or 0.83 inches.
Kasane : 0.7 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Late Edo Period Tenpo
Shape : It is regular width and thickness. It is beautiful shape.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained with jinie attached. It is clear jigane.
Hamon : Nie Deki Choji midare with Jyukka choji midare. Those traits are seen in Yokoyama school hamon.
Special feature : Yokoyama Kaga Suke Ason Sukenaga succeeded from his father
Sukehita and educated many sword makers like Yokoyama Sukekane, Suketaka, ukeyoshi Suketosi and others.
This blade is called Fujimi Saigyo which means Mt Fuji and other mountain
and also Miho matsubara(it is beautiful see side contrast of Matsu trees and seaside)
The sentry from the view from the point(Miho Matsubara) Mt Fuji is excellent scenery.
This place was selected as world heritage recently.
The engraving of this sword is well balanced nice work.
The condition of the blade is perfect without Kizu and scratches.
Tsuba : Shakudo Tsuba
Fuchikashira : On the copper plate, a bird and flowers are engraved with gold color.
Saya : Black Roiro Saya
Menuki : A dragon is engraved by Shakudo plate.
Kozuka : On the copper plate, a bird and flowers are engraved with gold color.
Kogai : Iron Kogai
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.