Ordering number : 18311
Wakizashi in Shirasaya.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)(Consignment Sale)
Signature :Mito Ju Naoe Suketomo Saku / Ansei 6 Nen 2 Gatsuhi
(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 : Gold wrapped single habaki.
Blade length : 35.5 cm or 14 inches.
Sori : 0.5cm or 0.2 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.12cm or 1.23 inches.
Kasane : 0.71 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Edo period Ansei era.1864.
Shape : Wide and thick with shallow sori, long Hirauchi style, healthy and in nice condition without flaw.
Jigane : Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful fine texture.
Hamon : Thick Niedeki suguha mixed with gunome midare. many sunagashi and kinsuji working.
Special Feature : Mito Jyu Naoe Suketomo was a son of the Naoe Sukemasa and a student of the great Masahide.
His father and he were asked to teach how to make a Japanese sword to Mito Rekko (tokugawa Akinari Syogun) who liked to make swords.
From Aoi Art : The style of Naoe Suketomo and his father Sukemasa is quite similar.
The Hamon looks like Satsuma Aranie style but slightly different, if anything, it looks like Inoue Shinkai or Dohi Shinryo.
They’re well known in Mino for teaching Mito Rekko (tokugawa Akinari Syogun) swordmaking method.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.