Ordering number : 19146
Wakizashi in Shirasaya Shikomi-Tsue(Cane)
Signature : Sukemitsu
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Regular ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Copper single habaki with gold color.
Blade length : 52.06 cm or 20.49 inches.
Sori :1.05 cm or 0.41 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.65 cm or 10.4 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.50 cm or 0.59 inches.
Kasane : 0.48 cm or 0.59 inches.
Era : Middle to late Muromachi period.
Shape : Regular width and thickness, Suriage Wakizashi.
There are Bo-Hi on both side of the blade.
Jigane : Mokume Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
There are Utsuri.
Hamon : Ko Nie Deki, Ko Gunome Midare. There are some Shimi.
In Ha, there are some Ko-Ashi.
Special feature: The group of Sukemitsu was active
from early to Muromachi period. This blade was made around Eisho era.
The cane that is the product of the protagonist and city
of the historical drama “Zatoichi” is famous. In Europe,
since the Middle Ages, there is a similar swordstick
(Swordstick. Also called CaneSword cane sword).
Koshirae : Shikomi-Tsue(Cane)
From Aoi Art: When the abandoned sword decree was issued
by the government in the Meiji era, the sword was forbidden to hold
the sword It is said that the sword walked along
the sword in a method called a shikomizue.
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.