Ordering number: 18579
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Mumei(unsigned) attributed as Sekishu Sadatsuna.
(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.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :copper and silver double habaki.
Blade length : 57.6 cm or 22.67 inches.
Sori : 0.8 cm or 0.31 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.87cm or 1.12 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.14cm or 0.84 inches.
Kasane : 0.62cm or 0.24 inches.
The weight of the sword 580grams.
Era : Nanbokucho period.
Shape : The blade is oo-suriage mumei and rather wide
and thick with small sori and long O-kissaki style.
Jigane :Itame had well grained with jinie attach
and visible to see the texture well blackish jigane.
Hamon :Nie deki gunome midaire with ashi, yo work
and sunagashi, kinsuji work in Hamon,
Bo-shi is midarekomi with kinsuji.
Special feature: It is generally believed that Sadatsuna
the First was a son of Sekisyu Naotsuna. Naotsuna has been counted among Masamune-juttetsu,
the best brilliant ten pupils of Masamune in Soshu. Sekishu province, present Shimane pref.
had been prospered by exporting iron.
Using good quality iron, the clan forged excellent swords for generations.
Saya : Black ishimeji saya.
Tsuba : On the round iron Tsuba
plant motif is engraved open work. Tosho Tsuba.
Menuki : a dragon is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: On the shibuichi plate,
old men are looking Ume tree design with gold and silver color.
From Aoi Art: This sword was a long sword but made shorter size Long wakizashi.
The blade is blackish item hada well grained with jinie attach.
In Hamon, there are a lot of activities ashi, Yo, sunagashi and also Kinsuji.
In Boshi is midarekomi style with kinsuji.
Koshirae is also nice condition and quality.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.