A Dewa wakizashi
Attributed to Sanpin Kanetsugu, Muromachi period (16th century)
Sugata (configuration): hon-zukuri, iori-mune, torii-zori, ko-gissaki
Kitae (forging pattern): ayasugi
Hamon (tempering pattern): suguha ko-gunome in ko-nie
Boshi (tip): ko-maru with a long return
Nakago (tang): o-suriage with sujikai file marks and two holes
Habaki (collar): one-piece, silver
Nagasa (length from tip to beginning of tang): 20 7/8in (53cm)
Motohaba (width at start of tempered edge): 1 1/8in (2.9cm)
Sakihaba (width before tip): 3/4in (1.9cm)
In shirasaya (wood storage scabbard)
With Kicho token (Precious sword) certificate no.259051 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (The Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword), dated 1972.11.1 attributing this sword to Kanetsugu.
With kantei certificate no. 4574 issued by the Nihon Token Hozon Kai (Japan Sword Preservation Society), dated 1979.5.27 attributing this sword to the Gassan school.