Ordering number : AS19239
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(consignment sale)
Signature: Norimitsu (There is a Hagire near Monouchi area)
(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 :silver single habaki
Blade length : 48.2 cm or 19 inches.
Sori : 2.4 cm or 0.95 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.65cm or 1.043 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.71 cm or 0.673 inches.
Kasane : 0.8 cm or 0.315inches.
Era : Muromachi period Kansyo Era.
Shape : The blade is regular eidth, thickness
with deeo sori and longer kissaki.
Jigane :Komokume had well grained with jinie attach
beautiful nice texture and utsuri appear.
Hamon :Konie deck Choji midare with ash and yo work.
Boshi is midarekomi style.
Special feature: Norimitsu was a swordsmith of Osafune School
in Bizen province. It is a commonly accepted theory that the First Norimitsu was a pupil of Nagamitsu.
The oldest Norimitsu’s tanto dated 1305 still survives.
At least, two generations used the same name until the end of Muromachi period.
Excellent swords in that period has been called Kansho-Norimitsu and highly appreciated.
But the blade has Hagire.
From Aoi Art: This wakzashi has 2 character signatures and a healthy blade.
Jigane is very attractive fine with nice Utsuri.
Hamon is active Cyoji midair and also gunome midare mixed.
Unfortunately, this sword has Hagire on the near Monouchi area.
By the blade itself in nice work.
It is a very interesting work.
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.