Wakizashi no signature Mino tradition
blade length 52.6cm, curvature 1.4cm, thickness at the base 6mm, width 2.8cm
This is an ordinary wakizashi blade from 15 or 16th century. It is originally unsigned.
The steel is a wood grain layer pattern. Some rough layer or open layer appears.
The hamon is Gunome and notare (wave) pattern made of large particles. The particles are not very bright. It is a typical appearance of Mino tradition in 16th century.
No signature. The file mark is a typical one of Mino tradition.
Habaki is copper gilded.
Bag and shirasaya
The blade quality is not so bad, but the condition is not very good.
Someone repaired the shirasaya. But the work was so poor that the blade was rusted.
The rust was caused by the glue that put on the blade at the shirasaya repairing. The trace of rust appears on cutting edge and back.
An NBTHK paper is added. The rank is Kicho-token. They attributed it to "Jumyo". Jumyo (or pronounce Toshinaga) is a popular smith in Mino tradition.
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