Ordering number: 20441
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature: Sukemitsu (Osafune)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Joy Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver single Habaki.
Blade length: 55.6 cm or 21.8 inches.
Sori :1.3cm or 0.51 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.8 cm or 1.10 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.99cm or 0.783inches.
Kasane : 0.66cm or 0.26inches.
The weight of the sword 505 grams.
Era: Muromachi period Eisho era. 1504.
Jigane :Koitame Hada and Komokume hada mixed with Jinie.
also, Utsuri appears clearly.
Hamon: Konie Deki Choji Midare and Gunome Midare mixed with Sunagashi Kinsuji appear.
Bo-shi: Turns back Midarekomi style.
Special feature: The Semitsu is a swordsmith from Bizen and worked from Oei to the end of the Muromachi period.
The condition of the sword is good
From Aoi Art: Different from the Nanbokucho period, people became to fight above ground with a short sword about 60cm which has deep Kissaki and shallow Sori and able to use by 1 hand. This is one of those swords and from the condition of Jigane, we think it was made before the Ei-sei era.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper