Ordering number : 19261
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Dewa Kami Hokyo Minanoto Mitsuhira
shinto:Jyo saku:Ryo waazamono:Musashi.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo sakuranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :Gold wrapped single habaki.
Blade length : 74.6 cm or 29.37 inches.
Sori :1.55cm or 0.61 inches.
Mekugi : 1 cm
Width at the hamachi : 3.18cm or 1.25 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.33 cm or 0.91 inches.
Kasane : 0.76 cm or 0.29 inches.
Weight of the blade: 905 grams.
Era : Edo period Shoou : 1652.
Shape : The blade is wise and thick with deeper sori
and long Kissaki, very healthy blade.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful clear texture.
Hamon :Koniedeki like nioideko cyoji midare up and down
and almost touch to the shinogoji active temper line.
In hamon ashi and Yo work. Bo-shi is round shape.
Special feature:Mitsuhira is well known as making
for bizen Ichimonji style hamon.
Mitsuhira was called Edo Ishido during the Edo period
and inherited the Bizen Den and repeated production.
His family name was Hioki, the younger brother of Ishido Tsunemitsu,
who receivedDewa Kami and markedDewa Nyudo.
In Edo period, many sword makers（sword blacksmith) tried to make
Ichimonji stye hamon but it is verydifficult.
Some sword makers succeeded to make Ichimonji hamon
but Mitsuhira was the best to
make Ichimonjistyle.Highly rated works
From Aoi Art: This sword is wide and thick, suitable sori and longer kissaki
and the weight is 905 grams heavy weight nice shape sword.
Many swords like Mitsuhira, Koretsugu and so on,
Part of the inscription scraaped and falsify to Ichimonji or Hatakeyama Moriie, because the Highly rated works.
when the appraisal is done right now, we must check the shinogi-ji
and inside of Kissaki Utsuri and also the shape of the blade and so on.
The blade is very healthy and fantastic work and can say
the blade will be good investment in the future.
Advice: Generally sword correctors want to buy the sword with Koshirae
and the tendency to avoid Shirasaya. The most important to keep
the sword in good condition for a long period is keeping Inside by Shirasaya not inside if Koshirae.
In case of foreign country, it is very hard to polish or fix the sword.
You should consider this point before buying the sword.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.
Price : 1,800,000 JPY-. (including the shipping fee)