Wakizashi in Shirasaya witn Saya (NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature: Mumei (Sue-Mihara)
The blade was polished.
HAbaki: Silver Single Foiled Habaki
Blade length : 53.1cm or 20.9 inches.
Sori : 1.2cm or 0.47inches.
Width at the hamachi : 2.67cm or 1.05inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.91cm or 0.75inches.
Kasane : 0.48 cm or 0.19inches.
Era : Mid Muromachi period.
Shape : Osuriage mumei sword
Jitetsu :Itame hada well grained with jinie attached.
There is clear O-hada seen.
Hamon : Consisted in nie structure, suguha
with nijyuba mixed. Boshi is hakikake style nijyuba.
Special feature : Sue-MIhara is a swordsmith of MIhara.
This piece is suguha style with mixture of Nijyu-ba and has many expression in the ha.
The picture shows clear O-hada but the actual sword does not have that much hada seen.
Koshirae: It is originally camouflage cane like saya but the actual piece is shirasaya.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimatin paper : whole Oshigata.