Ordering number : 19011
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Mumei(unsigned) attributed as Hachimanyama Kiyohira.
Shinto: Cyujyo saki: Wazamono cutting test ranking:Kaga.
(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.
Habaki :Gold wrapped single habaki.
Blade length : 69.1cm or 27.20 inches.
Sori : 1.0cm or 0.39 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 3.18cm or 1.25 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.18 cm or 0.85 inches.
Kasane : 0.67 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Edo period Manji era.
Shape : The blade is suriage mumei.
The blade is wide and thick with suitable sori
and longer Kissaki nice looking shape.
Jigane :Itame had and Mokume had mixed
with jinie attach and chikei work.
Hamon :Nie deck with deep nioikuchi ashi and soft habuchi
and aalso sunagashi, kinsuji work.
Boshi is Midarekomi and hakikake style.
Special feature:THis sword was judged as Hachiman Yama Kiyohira
by NBTHK Shinsaa. Kiyohira is said as Goro daemon Tsujimura
who was 4th son of the Jinroku Kanewaka and moved to
To-Bu and later on he moved to Odawara.
Sometimes He named Odawara Hachimanyaama Kiyohira.
Tsuba: Iron Tsuba, some pattern with open work and brass inlay.
Saya: gold brown Nashiji Saya.
Menuki: Shakudo, carp and wave are engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo plane.
From Aoi Art :This sword was judged as Hachimanyama Kiyohira.
At a glance, the blade looks Nanbokucyo style oosuriage Mumie like Shizu,
and Tametsugu. In fact, the blade was reported as Shizu.
The Jigane is strong item and mokume had mixed
with jinie a lot and Chikei.
Hamon is deep nioikuchi gunome midair with ashi soft
Habuchi sunagashi, kinsuji work vividly.
AOI ART estimation paper: NBTHK Hozon Token