Wakizashi: Mumei attributed as Kaneharu

Wakizashi in Koshirae (NBTHK Kicho Paper)
Signature : Mumei (Unsigned) attributed as Kaneharu.

The blade is polished.
Habaki : Double Suaka Habaki with silver plate.
Blade length : 54.2 cm or 21.3 inches.
Sori : 1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi:1
Width at Hamachi : 2.80 cm or 1.10 inches.
Width at Kissaki : 1.98 cm or 0.77 inches.
Kasane : 0.65 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period.
Shape : The blade is having small Suriage Machiokuri (cut shortened from stem of the blade) wide, thick and healthy blade.
Jitetsu : Itame-hada well grained with Jinie attach.
Hamon : Niedeki gunome midare and Boshi is round shape Hakikake style.

Special feature : Taking look for Jigane and Hamon, this blade seems to be forged by Mino school. The blade was attributed as Kaneharu by NBTHK Kicho paper.
Mr. Ichikawa who was a student of very famous polisher Ei Yamada told us that the blade having obscurity Hamon is very sharp.
He said that while he was polishing a Mino school blade, the rapping cloth has been cut naturally.
Swords smiths of Mino school did not mind the appearance of the blade but tried to make the sword cut more well.
There are some Hike Kizu (scratches) on surface of the blade.

Koshirae :
Tsuba : Dragon and waves are engraved with gold color on round iron Nanban school style Tsuba.
Fuchikashira :Japanese flower garden engraved on Shakudo plate with gold color.
Saya : Black Roiro Saya.
Menuki : The insects on leaves engraved on Suaka plate with gold color.

NBTHK Kicho paper
Price : JPY 150,000-.

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