Ordering number: 23150
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Mumei(judged as Sue Sa[Nanbokucho period])
(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.
habaki:Gold color single Habaki.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Blade length : 45.76cm or 18.02 inches.
Sori :0.97 cm or 0.38 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi :3.3 cm or 1.3 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : cm or inches.
Kasane :0.49 cm or 0.193 inches.
The weight of the sword 450 grams
Era : Nanbokucho period
Shape : It is a work called sue sa, which is a work that rubbed a large
nagamaki. It is an ordinary piece with a wide body and a magnificent
Jigane :Koitame hada is well-packed and becomes fine ground iron.
Hamon :Become Konie deki’s Gunome midare and Bo-shi is Togari become Komaru and the return is deep
special feature:This work is called sue sa because it is a work that rubbed up a large long scroll. Sue left refers to Samoji’s children and disciples. Yasuyoshi, Yoshisada. Sadayuki. It refers to swordsmiths such as Yukuhiro. These swordsmiths live in ground iron and the blade crests are suguha hamon and disordered works. There are many. Samonji was Masamune’s first disciple and is said to have had a beautiful background. He probably moved from Sagami, and then moved to Kyushu and raised many disciples. Looking at this work, the ground iron is very well kneaded and beautiful, and it can be said that it is a work of the Samonji school.
From Aoi Art:Suesa, who was appraised by the Japanese Sword Museum as a swordsmith of the Samonji school, has a solid width and is clearly a work that shortens the long winding to a wakizashi. The wide range of Nagamaki’s works evokes the gorgeous atmosphere of the time, and it definitely recommend it.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta
translated by Tsuruta Kazushige