Ordering number : AS18452
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Mumei (Ko-Mihara)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs toJyo-Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled single Habaki.
Blade length : 70.0 cm or 27.6 inches.
Sori : 1.6 cm or 0.63 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.98 cm or 1.17 nches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.0 cm or 0.79 inches.
Kasane : 0.6 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Late Kamakura period.
Shape : The blade is rather wide
and thick with deep sori and medium Kissaki.
and engraved Bo-Hi on both sides of the blade.
Jigane :koitame hada and mokume hada mixed
with jinie attach backishi jigane and Utsuri appear on the Ji.
Hamon :Konie deki suguha and soft feeling nioikuchi hamon.
Special feature:THe sword was reported as Enjyu Kuniyasu
but at this time, the sword was said as Komihara.
But on the sayagaki which was done
by Fukunaga Suiken sensei wrote as Enjyu Kunoyasu
From ther Jigane and kissaki hamon and also utsuri on the ji,
I think his judge must be better answer.
Anyway at this time the blade was judged as Komihara
by NBTHK Shinsa.
From the shape of the Jigane and Hamon an The sword is nice well grained blackish jigane
and also kissaki hamon, the blade must be Late Kamakura period.The hamon is bright and clear nice shape
and recommend the sword for you.
From Aoi Art:Even though the blade was judged as Komihara
but I think the sword looks blackish jigane and and also utsuri appear
If you ask us to make Koshiraem please let us know.
Aoi Art estimation paper : NBTHK Hozon Tokubetsu hozon paper.