Wakizashi: Mumei (unsigned) Owari-seki
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.
Signature : Mumei (unsigned) Owari-seki (NBTHK Hozon paper)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold colored Single
Blade length : 43.35 cm or 17.06 inches.
Sori : 0.8 cm or 0.3 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.58 cm or 1.02 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.96 cm or 0.77 inches.
Kasane : 0.48 cm or 0.19 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era
Shape : Well bakanced in width and thickness, slightly curved.
Jigane : Koitame-hada well grained with Jinori attached, beautiful and healthy Jihada.
Oohada appears on Sinogiji close to Habaki (around 10cm).
Hamon : Nie-deki Gonome-midare with Ashi, Boshi is flame shaped with Yaki at Shinogiji.
special feature: Owari-seki are the group of sword smith moved from Seki to Owari. They probably learned techniques from native sword smith in Owari like Seijo-nyudo, Wakasakami Ujifusa, Hidanokami Ujifusa and Ikkoku Kunisada.
This blade is different from standard Mino swords. Hamon has deep Nioikuchi and bright colored edge.
Tsuba : Dragon engraved on oval iron Tsuba.
Fuchi : Ladle and plant are engraved on Shibuichi plate with gold color.
Kashira : Child's smile engraved on Shibuichi with gold color.
Saya : Family crest engraved on Black Ishime saya.
Menuki : Person walking with smile are engraved on Suaka plate with silver and gold color.
Kojiri : Made from brass.
NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.