An Osaka Wakizashi
Edo period (17th century), signed Inoue Shinkai and dated Enpo sannen hachigatsu (no) hi [a day in the eighth month of the third year of the Enpo era (1675)]
Sugata [configuration]: honzukuri, iori-mune, chu-kissaki with shallow toriizori curvature
Kitae [forging pattern]: itame of jinie
Hamon [tempering pattern]: gentle notare more pronounced in the monouchi of nie with nioi and sunagashi
Boshi [tip]: ko-maru with a sharp turnback
Nakago [tang]: ubu, ha-agari kurijiri with sujikai file marks, one peg hole
Habaki [collar]: double, gilt-metal
In shirasaya [plain wood storage scabbard] with inscription by Sato Kanzan, dated autumn, 1976
Nagasa [length from tip to beginning of tang]: 69.3cm.
Sori [curvature]: 1cm.
Motohaba [width at start of tempered edge]: 3.3cm.
Sakihaba [width at tip]: 2.2cm.
With a certificate re-registering this sword as the ____th Juyo token, no. _______, issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (Society for the Preservation ofthe Japanese Art Sword), dated 2001.3.23.
Manno Art Museum, Osaka, sold Christie's, London, Important Japanese and Chinese Art from the Collection of the Manno Art Museum, 21 June, 2001, lot 12