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Wakizashi : Mumei(unsigned) attributed as Sue Mihara.


Wakizashi : Koshirae

Signature : Mumei(unsigned) attributed as Sue Mihara.

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku, Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to regular saku ranking.

The blade was polished.
Blade length : 48.6 cm or 1.13 inches.
Sori : 0.7 cm or 0.27 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 2.72 cm or 1.07 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.17 cm or 0.85 inches.
Kasane : 0.63 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period.
Shape : It is Suriage Mumei regular width and thickness Wakizashi.
It is shallow Kissaki and nice shape wakizashi.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained with JInie attached.
There has long and fait Shirake Utsuri appearing on the Jigane.
Hamon : NIe Deki suguha with Koashi mixed.

Special feature : Suemihara is a sword smith group that continues from Kamakura period.
The group was called Komihara at the early periods and Mihara during the Muromachi period.
Generally the Jigane is soft and style and the hamon is Suguha style.
Boshi turns round at the tip.

Tsuba : Round iron tsuba with Fuchi round and the Ji is castle with inlay.
Fuchi Kashira : Shakudo nanakoji plate with peorny and Shi-Shi dog engraved and inlaid.
Saya : Black Roiro saya
Menuki : Shishi and peony design engraved and inlaid with gold.
(It could be gold inlay but it is not quite sure until the tsuka ito is removed).

Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : JPY 150,000-.