Ordering number: 18300
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature: Mumei (Ko Mihara)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This blade belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Copper double Habaki.
Blade length : 62.8 cm or 24.74 inches.
Sori : 1.0 cm or 0.39 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.80 cm or 1.10 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.80 cm or 0.70 inches.
Kasane : 0.61 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Late Kamakura to Nanbokucho period.
Shape : O-suriage Mumei, regular width and thickness Katana with small Sori.
Jitetsu : Ko Itame hada and Ko Mokume Hada mixed with Jinie attach. There are Shirake Utsuri.
Hamon : Nie Deki, tight Suguha and double Ha.
Special feature : Mihara school had been prospered from late Kamakura to late Muromachi period in Bingo province present Okayama prefecture. Especially the works of last Kamakura period to Namboku-cho period are called Ko-Mihara, and are distinguished from the later period.
This blade is typical Yamato Hamon.
Tsuba : Shakudo unusual shape Tsuba.
Fuchikashira : Shakudo Nanako, clouds are engraved with gold color.
Saya : Black Ishime-Ji saya.
Menuki : dragon is engraved.
From Aoi Art: Osuriage Mumei, short Katana.
The Jigane is soft and well grained.
The Hamon is calm Suguha and double Ha.
There are Shirake Utsuri. We recommend this Katana for you.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.