Ordering number : 18454
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Mumei (unsigned) attributed to Ganmaki.
(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 : Shakudo single habaki.
Blade length : 57.7 cm or 22.7 inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 5
Width at the hamachi : 2.685 cm or 1.06 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.995 cm or 0.78 inches.
Kasane : 0.63 cm or 0.25 inches.
Weight of the blade: 495 grams
Era : Muromachi period Bunmei era.
Shape : This sword is Osuriage Mumei, the width and the Sori are moderate. The sword is as long as a Katana.
Jigane : Itame mixed with Mokume, Jinie attached, soft-looking Jigane.
Hamon : Nioideki, soft looking Nioikuchi, round and bright Gunome-midare.
Boshi : Notare and Maru.
Special Feature : This Osuriage Mumei sword is attributed Ganmaki school in Mino province.
Gamnaki school was founded around the middle of Muromachi and continued to Edo period.
The school’s swords are well known for sharpness and practical use, so the appearane of them are not so good.
Judging from the shape and the Hamon, this sword might be made around the middle of Muromachi period.
Saya : Black Roiro Saya.
Tsuba : On the thick Mokko style round shape iron stub, rise up the mimi and engraved 2 parts. Signature : Nobuie(not guaranteed).
Fuchikashira : On the iron plate, the flower design is engraved with gold color.
Menuki : On the syakudo plate, a catfish is engraved.
From Aoi Art : The sword resembles Izumi-kami Kanesada’s swords to some extent.
It’s kind of pity that O-hada appears on the Shinogi-ji, but it’s not so bad.
The Jigane is relatively nice, it looks very clear and bright.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.