Ordering number : 18193
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Mumei (Sue Hosho)
(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 foiled single Habaki.
Blade length : 46.06 cm or 18.13 inches.
Sori : 1.21 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.39 cm or 0.94 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.67 cm or 0.65 inches.
Kasane : 0.45 cm or 0.17 inches.
Era : Nanbokucho period.
Shape : Osuriage Mumei, relatively thin blade with large Sori.
The Kissaki is regular size. The blade is elegant shape.
Jigane : Masame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
There are Chikei.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Suguha. The Habuchi is soft.
There are Ko-Ashi. The Boshi is Yakizume style.
Special feature: Sue Hosho is a Nanbokucho period blade which is descended from Hosho.
Yamato 5 schools, there are Hosho, Tegai, Shikkake, Taima and Senjuin.
Most of there sword is Mumei work because it was used for many Yamato Monk soldiers.
Koshirae : Handachi Koshirae.
Saya : Black Roiro Saya.
Tsuba : Round shape Tsuba,
Menuki : Shakudo, horse is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Kojiri: other fittings: Shakudo plate with gold color.
From Aoi Art: In Yamato school, the most popular sword smith is Hosho.
It is said that it is difficult to find the iron sand.
This blade has nice Masame Hada. This blade is precious and rare.
We recommend this Wakizashi for you.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.