Ordering number : 20351
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(Shikomi cane)
Signature : Ietsugu
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver single habaki.
Blade length : 40.2cm or inches.
Sori : 0.8 cm or inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.06 cm or inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.35cm or inches.
Kasane : 0.37 cm or inches.
The weight of the sword 195 grams.
Era : Edo period around Kanbun era.
Shape : Slightly slender Wakizashi. The blade looks for children’s celebration.
But the Koshirae is Swordstick(cane).
Jigane : Ko Itame hada well grained with Jinie attach. Hadadatsu.
The Jigane is clear.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Suguha Hamon. Boshi is large round style.
Special feature: Ietsugu was mainly in Kashu, in Nagato, Izumo, and Yamashiro,
there are same name swordsmith was in thoese place.
From the work, the blade was made by Kaga province’s Ietsugu.
Unfortuanetly we have never seen this kind of signature.
From Aoi Art: When the abandoned sword decree was issued
by the government in the Meiji era, the sword was forbidden to hold
the sword It is said that the sword walked along
the sword in a method called a shikomizue.
Koshirae :A swordstick made to imitate a branch of cherry blossoms.
Aoi Art estimation paper: Whole Oshigata.