Ordering number : 15418
Wakizashi:In Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Mumei(unsigned) attributed as Sue Nio.
(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 :copper single habaki.
Blade length : 53.8 cm or 21.2 inches.
Sori :1.4cm or 0.55inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.7cm or 1.06inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.0 cm or 0.394 inches.
Kasane :0.6 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Early to middle Muromachi period.
Shape : Oosuriage mumei(cut shorteed) high shinogi style regular shape with deep sori and rather longer kissaki.
Jigane :Koitame hada and komokume hada mixed wit jinie attach and shirake Utsuri appear.
Shinigi ji:Koitame hada and masame hada mixed.
Hamon :Niedeki suguha hamon with ashi and shimi.
Boshi: Round shape.
Special feature:Nio started from Kamakura period.
This wakizashi was attributed as Sue Nio which was made from
early to middle Muromachi period.
Tsuba ::On the round shape iron Tsuba, engraved Matsu tree. Late Edo
Saya :black roiro saya.
Kozuka:On the syakudo nanako plate, a lobster is engraved with gold color.
Menuki :Chinese phoenix.
From Aoi Art:The blade is attributed as Sue Nio by NBTHK shinsa.
Nio school started from Late Kamakura period to Late muromachi period. This
school sword makers made just only suguha hamon.
The Jigane is soft feeling nice texture.
NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.