Katana in Shirasaya(Shinsaku Nihonto estimation paper)
Signature: Miyairi Kozaemon Yukihira
Heisei 23 Nen Chushu(Autumn 2011)
Featured in 「the 10th New Japanese Sword Polishing, Fittings, and Swordsmithing Techniques」 on p.31
Our company categorizes swords as “Highest Quality,” “Excellent,” “Superior,” and “Standard”based on the craftsmanship. This particular sword is ranked as “Superior.”
Polished to the highest standard.
Habaki: Gold foiled double Habaki.
Blade Length: 69.1 cm 27.21inches
Curvature: 1.5 cm 0.59 inches
Peg Hole: 1
Motohaba (Width at Base): 3.18 cm1.252inches
Sakihaba (Width at Tip): 2.01 cm 0.79 inches
Kasane:0.72cm 0.283 inches
Weight: 770 grams
Era: Heisei 23rd Year
Shape: The sword features a wide body, layered construction, and an extended, curved tip. It retains its initial edge and exhibits a solid construction.
The jigane (surface texture) is finely crafted with well-packed grains, creating a beautiful landscape.
The hamon (temper line) has a deep nioiguchi (temper line) with a wide, active pattern, arounded and large tip, and a deep curvature.
Characteristics: Miyairi Kozaburo Yukihira initially trained under Living National Treasure,Miyairi Yukihira .
But later he switched to studying under Fujiyasu Masahira. He has won numerous awards. In 1996 (Heisei 8), he was certified as a Mumei (Master Craftsman) under the name of his great-grandfather, Kosaburo.
Aoi Art’s Comment: This masterpiece sword by Miyairi Kozaburo Yukihira showcases a deep and elegant sori (curvature), aiming for the style of the Soshu tradition. The jigane is outstanding, and the hamon is thick, bright, and magnificent. It can be considered one of the closest works to the Soshu tradition, which is often associated with Living National Treasures.
Please consider adding this exceptional piece to your collection.
Shinsaku Nihonto estimation paper
Aoi Art estimation paper