Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature : Masahiro (Mihara. the middle Muromachi period)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 46.8 cm or 18.43 inches.
Sori :1.2cm or 0.47inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.47cm or0.97 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.89cm or0.744 inches.
Kasane : 0.68cm or 0.27inches.
The weight of the sword 395 grams.
Era : Muromachi period middle age. Bunan era 1444.
Shape : The blade is Surge Nakago and leave the signature Masahiro on the tang. The blade is regular width and thickness and shaved Shinogiji. suitable sori and longer kissaki.
Jigane :Ko-Itame and Ko Mokume Hada mixed well grained with jinie attach. Shirake utsuri appears.
Hamon :Konie Deki suguha based with Ko-Ashi scatter and can see the Kinsuji, sunagashi.
Special feature:In this work, the Mei looks very similar to the original Masahiro, but at the Japanese Sword Museum, it was identified as the middle of the Muromachi period.
Saya:black brown color Nishime ji saya.
Tsuba :8 ringed are engraved iron tusk.
Menuki : On the Shakudo plate, a dragon is engraved with gold color and regular Shakudo.
Kozuka: On the iron plate, a cherry flower is painted by gold color. signature Sano Naoteru.
Fuchigashira: Kojiri: On the iron plate, engraved some plant and painted by gold color.
Kozuka: On the iron plate, cherry flower is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: In my opinion, I think that it is a work that was active from shitoku to ouei from the name and kissaki hamon.
You can see that utsuri is put out on Jigane, which has a tasteful
inscription and shinogi is considerably shaved, and a fine jigane is
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.