Ordering number : 18161
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
Signature :Mumei (Mihara Masaie)
Sayagaki: Honami Koson sensei
Higo Kuni Enjyu Kuniyoshi Nagasa:2syaku 2 sun 5bu han Oosuriage Mumei
Bo-hi engraved Daikinsu:100 mai.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to JYO JYO saki ranking.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Habaki :gold wrapped double habaki.
Blade length : 65.4 cm or 25.75 i inches.
Sori :1.1cm or 0.433 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi :2.8 cm or 1.1nches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.24cm or 0.88 inches.
Kasane : 0.64cm or 0.252inches.
Era : Nanbokucyo period Enbun era. 1356 (660 years ago)
Shape : The blade is oo suriage mumei(cut shortened) wide
and thick with suitable sori and ookissaki style sword.
Jigane :Itame hada and mokume had mixed with jinie and chikei work.
and utsuri appear on the Ji.
Hamon :Niedeki suguha with small ash soft feeling like morning
mist blade is bright and clear.
Special feature: The sword was judged as Mihara Masaie
at the NBTHK. Masaie was a founder of Mihara sword school
and called Uemon. His work is suguha hamon with sakasa Ashi.
Saya :Brown color Ishimeji.
Tsuba :On the square shape iron Tsuba, many deep line are engraved.
Menuki : On the syaakudo plate, a dragon
or Baku is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art : This sword was judged as Enju Kuniyoshi
by Honami Koson at Showa 16th.
but NBTHK Judged as Mihara Masaie Koto blade.
I think these answer are both right answer.
The blade might be upgrade to Juyo Token. I think.
Aoi Art estimation paper : NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper.