Ordering number: 16043
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : Ashu Ju Sukehira
Tenpo 5 Nen 2 Gatsu Hi
Shinshinto: Nami saku: Awaji
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :copper single habaki.
Blade length : 39.0 cm or 15.35 inches.
Sori : 0.6 cm or 0.23 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi: 2.82cm or 1.11 inches.
Kasane : 0.66 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Edo period Tenpo era.
Shape : Shobu zukuri style.
Jigane :Ko Itame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful muji style.
Hamon :niedeki cyoji midare hamon like Koyama Munetsugu.
Special feature: Ashu Sukehira is 2nd generation Sukehira.
2nd generation Sukehira studied under the Yokoyama Sukenaga.
Saya :black-brown color.
Tsuba :On the iron tsuba and engraved the mimi.
Menuki : on the copper, circle design copper plate.
Fuchikashira: copper plate.
Kozuka: on the copper plate, upper part is engraved cloud
and moon are engraved and then Matsu tree,
and also a dancing man and woman are engraved.
From Aoi Art: It is quite rear Awaji swordsmith 2nd generation Sukehira.
The Hamon looks like Koyama Munetsugu.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.