Ordering number: 23015
Wakizashi in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Mito Ju Naoe Suketomo(first generation)
Ansei 6 Nen 2 Gatsu Hi
shinshinto: Chujyo saku: Hitachi
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
Habaki: Gold foiled single habaki.
The blade is polished.
Blade length :35.5 cm or 13.97 inches.
Sori : 0,5cm or 0.19 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.14cm or 1.23 inches.
Kasane : 0.72cm or 0.28 inches.
The weight of the sword 365 grams
Era : Edo period around Ansei 6(1860)
Shape : Wide and thick Wakizashi. The Ububa remains on the blade.
Healthy blade shaped like clams.
Jigane : Ko Itame HAda well grained. The Jigane is clear.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Suguha Hamon with thick Nioikuchi.
There are Notareba and double Ha.
Boshi is pointed shape.
Special feature: The 1st and 2nd generation Mito Ju Naose Suketomo have produced swords that are similar in style.
The first generation of works are well done. There are also Masame Hada and Suguha Hamon with thick Nioikuchi.
From Aoi Art: The Jigane is well grained and the blade is longer, Sun-Nobi Tanto. There are double Hamon with strong Nie. The blade is a sound and highly recommended work.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta