The mechanical properties of discontinuity are different from those of a whole rock. And the shear strength of discontinuity is closely related to its morphological characteristics. The study of the mechanism of failure of jointed rock mass under shear stress is to reveal its mechanical behavior and its mechanism of failure. This paper presents a fundamental research in the mechanical properties of the regular jugged discontinuity under various normal stresses in the shear test. And it describes the mechanical properties of the regular jugged discontinuity under shear stress and their principal regularities. The strength and roughness of discontinuity under shear stress are investigated by the analysis of the data obtained. And this paper study the calculation of shear stiffness of discontinuity and proposed an empirical formula between the slope ratio and roughness coefficient of discontinuity. Also the changing regularity of the parameters of the shear strength of discontinuity under shear stress is investigated, and an empirical formula is developed to evaluate the shear strength of discontinuity in this paper.