A Bizen wakizashi  By Sukesada, Muromachi period (16th century)
Lot 1187
A Bizen wakizashi By Sukesada, Muromachi period (16th century)
US$ 8,000 - 12,000
£5,100 - 7,700

Lot Details
A Bizen wakizashi
By Sukesada, Muromachi period (16th century)
Sugata (configuration): hon-zukuri, iori-mune, chu-gissaki, torii-zori
Kitae (forging pattern): flowing itame in ji-nie with jifu
Hamon (tempering pattern): gunome with togari-ba, yo, ashi, sunagashi and tobi-yaki
Boshi (tip): midare-komi
Nakago (tang): suriage with two holes, katte-sagari file marks and signed Sukesada
Habaki (collar): one-piece, gilt-copper
Nagasa (length from tip to beginning of tang): 23 1/2in (59.6cm)
Motohaba (width at start of tempered edge): 1 1/4in (3.2cm)
Sakihaba (width before tip): 13/16in (2cm)
In shirasaya (wood storage scabbard)

With kantei certificate no. 404 issued by the Nihon Token Hozon Kai (Japan Sword Preservation Society), dated 2001.9.7.

Footnotes

  • This sword bears the jishin-mei signature of the smith.
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