Wakizashi Momoyama Sword
- Dated: 16th Century
- Culture: Japanese
- Medium: steel, iron, gold, lacquer
- Measurements: overall length: 91 cm. Blade lenght: 53 cm
- Attributed to Bishu Osafune Sukesada, Momoyama Period
The blade is a shinogi-zukuri (the most general style for tachi/katana and wakizashi) and it has gunome of nie and nioi with ashi and also has a slight itame (wood grained) hada. The suriage nakago (tang of a shorter blade) comes with one mekugi-ana signed Bishu Osafune Suke (sada), black lacquer saya with aogai karakusa.
The iron tsuba has a kemari and willow signed Shoami Kanenori while the fuchi-kashira (set of hilt collar and butt cap) is a shakudo (a billon of gold and copper - typically 4-10% gold, 96-90% copper - which can be treated to form an indigo/black patina resembling lacquer) with gilt of chrysanthemum and butterflies.