London, South Kensington
12 May 2010
A SEKI WAKIZASHI
EDO PERIOD (17 TH CENTURY)
Sugata [configuration]: honzukuri, iori-mune, even curve, chu-gissaki
Kitae [forging pattern]: tight and clear ko-itame
Hamon [tempering pattern]: regular gunome of nioi with ko-nie
Boshi [tip]: sugu leading to ko-maru
Nakago [tang]: o-suriage, two mekugi-ana, katte sagari file marks, kuri-jiri
Habaki [collar]: single copper
Horimono [carving]: bohi kakinagasu, soe-koshibi kakinagasu
Nagasa [length of blade]: 47.8cm.
Koshirae [mounting]: in shirasaya
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With an NTHK attribution to Aizu Kanesada.
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