Superb Edo era (17th Century) Wakizashi by Sadayuki

(Signed: Echu-no-kami Fujiwara SADAYUKI)







Edo Era Wakizashi by Sadayuki

This elegant Katana comes with an NBTHK Hozon paper attesting to its authenticity and quality.

Shinto Early Edo period (Shouho era / about 360 years ago) Owari
Length of cutting edge 51.6cm Curvature 1.4cm Width of base 30.3mm Width of Yokote 22.0mm Thickness of base 6.7mm

Blade construction: Shinogi-zukuri wakizashi, Iori-mune of which Ha and Mune Machi borders are deep, Mihaba is wide thick in kasane. There is ordinary curvature, well-proportioned leading to the middle kissaki. The entire blade is massive and heavy on hand, heroically made with bravery impression in early Edo period. There are round end bo-hi grooves on both sides. (click HERE for higher resolution image of the entire blade).

Forging (Hada): Fine Mokume burl pattern throughout hiraji surface and is covered in uniform blinking Nie hard metal granules. Darkish fine lines so called Chikei-activity stands out. The entire hada skin is elaborately fine forged and remains an excellent condition.

Temper (Hamon): Hamon is wide straight suguha based, indication of shallow wave Notare with frequent gunome-feet works toward the cutting edge. The interior of temper is filled in whitish Nioi mist and YOU temper dots float. The entire blade is strikingly tasteful and excellently healthy.

Tang (Nakago): Nakago is in UBU original. One peg hole. Kengyo V-shape heel shape and Osujikai slanted left filemarks.The signature in front located on the shinogi ridge is deeply, proudly chiselled, the title Echu-no-kami and smith name Fujiwara SADAYUKI.

Temper of tip (Boshi): Boshi is straight with medium circle turns back.

SADAYUKI with Echu-no-kami title, his initial smith name was SADAYOSHI, a son of SADAYUKI with Kawachi-no-kami title, his real name is Souzaemon lived in Kuwana town, Nagoya. Many of his works with Suguha temper indication shows fine and delicate Mokume forging, unlike kinetic works of gunome or choji where we sometimes recognize masame hada pattern, assumes it was a re-produce of Rai-work in Yamashiro province during Kamakura period from the spirits of simple and sturdy among Owari or Owari-origin Samurais in early Edo period.

This wakizashi is impressively superb condition among his works. Original Owari style habaki collar (double layers:lower is shakudo and upper layer is gold foil horizontal filemarks). Set in Shira-Saya plain wood mounting.

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