Wakizashi: Sukemune

Wakizashi in Shirasaya
Signature : Sukemune (Fujishiro Kantei, Human National Treasure of Japan)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijo saku, Jojo saku, Jo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jo saku ranking.

The blade is polished by good polisher.
Habaki : Gold wrapped single Habaki.
Blade length : 40.6 cm or 16.0 inches.
Sori : 0.8 cm or 0.31 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.19 cm or 1.26 inches.

Kasane : 0.64cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Early Edo period.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with deep sori and longer Hirauchi style Katakiri Hamon sword.
Jigane : Itame-hada and Mokume-hada mixed with Jinie attach and the activity of the texture can be seen very well.
Hamon : NiedekiKko-Gunome Midare and Boshi turns round shape.
Special feature : Sukemune belongs to the Shimada school which started from mid Muromachi to mid Edo period long term.
It is very difficult to distinguish which generation it is. Because each generations are having similar technical levels.
But from the shape, the blade seems to be made around early Edo period Keicho to Kanei.
On the blade, some words are engraved but difficult to say what the sentense is. The blade is having long Hirauchi, Katakiriba and well grained Jigane. We recommend this sword for you.

Fujishiro Kantei (human national treasure)
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

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Price : 330,000 JPY

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