Ordering number : 10479
Wakizashi in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature: Mumei (Shitahara)
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Gold double foiled habaki
Blade length : 32.5cm or 12.8inches.
Sori : 0.5 cm or 0.2inches.
Width at the hamachi : 2.88cm or 1.13inches.
Kasane : 0.44cm or 0.17inches.
Era : Edo period.
Shape : It is wide and thick strong looking tanto and it is mitsumune style.
There is futasuji hori engraved. There is sori at the tip.
Jitetsu : Itame hada well grained with nashime hada mixed.
There is chikei works seen and there is clear ha.
Hamon : Nioi structure it is almost “smoky” style.
There is sunagashi and kinsuji work.
Special feature : At first glance it seems to be old style Soshuden piece.
In NBTHK museum, it is attributed as Shitahara. There is full of activities in the ha.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimatin paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : JPY 290,000-. (shipping costs not included in price)