Ordering number : 18017
Wakizashi in Koshirae.
Signature :Harima Kuni Suzuki Gorouemon Jo Munasaka.
shinto:Syu saku:Harima province.
(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 with Shakudo color.
Blade length : 49.0 cm or 19.29 inches.
Sori :0.5cm or 0.19 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 3.34cm or 1.31 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.48 cm or 0.97 inches.
Kasane :0.88 cm or 0.34 inches.
Era : Edo period Enpo era.1673.
Shape : The blade is very wide and thick with small sori and ookissaki (long) healthy blade.
Jigane :Itame hada zanguri(can see the texture well) with jinie attach.
Shinigi ji textyre: Itame hada and masame hada .
Hamon :Niedeki notare gunome midare with sunagashi in Ha and round shape boshi.
Special feature: Harima Kuni Suzuki Gorouemon Jyo Munasaka was working
at Himeji province(near the Himeji casttle) and became a craftman of the Okayama Feudal clan.
Daimyo Ikeda gave one name U(Migi) and named Goro Uemon Munesaka.
Saya :black roiro saya.
Tsuba :On the oval iron tsuba, many rims on the edge and engraved landscape with gold color.
Menuki : on the copper plate, a tiger is engraved.
Fuchikashira:On the syakudo nanako plate,
flowers are engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art :He was well known as a craftman of the Okayama Feudal clan
and the blade was made by Zokumyo iri (long characters)
There is a Fukure on the Omote side about 10cm from Habaki.
But the blade is wide and thick with long ookisaki style nice sword.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.