Object Title

Sword (wakizashi)

Sword (wakizashi)

Date

1600 - 1800

Object Number

XXVIS.279

Physical Description

Blade is shinogi zukuri without a yokote, very high shinogi and suriage. The hamon and hada are mainly obscured by dirt and slight rusting, but appears to be an irregular gonome with nioi deki. The boshi is pointed with little kaeri.The tang is suriage and has two tang holes.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The length of the blade is 39.4 cm, the sori is 0.8 cm and the width at the machi is 2.9 cm. The overall length of the shirasaya is 49.7 cm. Weight: Weight of the blade is 0.655 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

Old label on shirasaya reads 'Yukiyoshi' and '.. 29 '; probably a Japanese dealer's label.

Associations

Places Japan