Order number : 07363
Wakizashi (Sunnobi Tanto) in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Mumei (unsigned) attributed as Mito Norimune.
The blade is polished, with a copper habaki, in
Blade length: 35.0cm or 13.78 inches.
Sori : 0.3cm or 0.12 inchs.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the Hamachi : 2.9 cm or 1.14 inches.
Thickness at the Hamachi: 0.79 cm or 0.31 inch.
Era: Late Edo period. 19th century.
Shape: A thick Hira-zukuri wakizashi.
Horimono: Bohi and Soe-hi are engrave on the both sides of the blade.
Jitetsu : Masame-hada and Mokume-hada appear on Itame surface.
Hamon: Regular small Gunome-midare. It turns to gentle pattern on the upper part of the blade.
Norimune was a swordmsith of Mito province who learned under Ichige Norichika, known as Tokurin. Both of them exerted for the development of Mito-Shinshinto and supplied swords for loyalists of that province in late Edo period. Norimune passed away in 1899, aged 72.
NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.