Ordering number : 19123
Katana in Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Hizen Koku Minamoto Munemasa.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :Gold color and silver double habaki.
Blade length : 73.1 cm or 28.77 inches.
Sori :1.5cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.95cm or 1.16 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.03cm or 0.79 inches.
Kasane : 0.82 cm or 0.32 inches.
weight: 760 grams
Era : Edo period Kanei era(1624)
Shape : The blade ie regular widthm and thichknees
with deep sori and longer Kissaki.
Jigane :Itame had well grained with Jinie attach and chikei work.
Hamon :Niedeki gunome with many ash.
Boshi is midarekomi and hakikake Kissaaki.
Special feature:Hizen Minamoto Munemasa was a stream
of the Iyo Jyu Munetsugu and he is the first generation Munemasa.
Saya :black roar saya.
Tsuba :on the oron mokko style Tsuba, some design engraved with silver.
Fichikashira:On the syakudo nanako plate, puppy
and flowers are engraved with gold color.
Menuki : Samurai motif is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art : This Munemasa was working at Kanei era
who is a streams of Iyo Jyo Munetsugu.
The blade is very fine Itame hada and polishing is very nice.
On the sinigiji, big massage had but not serious.
Koshirae is also good We recommend this sword for you.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.