Ordering number: 23137
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)(consignment sale)
Signature: Mumei(judged as Hosho)
Sayagaki(translation): Suriage Mumei Hosho. Blade Length is 2 Shaku 3 Sun 6 Bu. judged by Kanzan.
The most unique school among 5 Yamato schools. The strong characteristic is the whole Masame surface. This Katana is Osuriage Mumei with high Shinogisuji and broad Shinogihaba. Masame has lots of Jinie and Chikei. Hamon is Chu-Suguha with deep Nioi and lots of Konie. Hamon mixes into surface with Yubashiri, Hotsure, Kuichigai, Sunagashi, and Kinsuji. It is an obvious masterpiece. The length is 2 Shaku 3 Sun 6 Bu. By Tanzan.
Chu-Koto: Jojosaku: Yamato
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to 上々作 ranking.
Habaki:Gold foiled double Habaki.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 71.6cm or 28.2 inches.
Sori : 1.2cm or 0.473 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 2.7cm or 1.063 inches.
Width at the Kissaki :2.0 cm or 0.78inches.
Kasane : 0.7cm or 0.27 inches.
The weight of the sword 735 grams
Era : Late Kamakura period Genno 1319
Shape : The scabbard writing by Mr. Kanzan and Mr. Tanobe is applied to the front and back.
Jigane :Masame hada, well-kneaded and fine ground iron with uniform straight-grained skin
Hamon :Hamon: Medium suguha hamon, Sunagashi and Kinsuji work, and Uchinoke, Kuichigai, Sunagashi and Kinsuji work.
Special feature: Hosyo school is Sadamune, who lived in Takaichi County, Yamato Province. Sadayoshi, who is known for having the skill of Sadayoshi, Sadakiyo, and Sadaoki, has Bunpo and Kareki. The age of Gentei and others can be seen, and the activity and age of the group are clear. Their work shows Jigane’s total straight grain training. The stem is covered with a higaki file, showing outstanding individuality among the five
From Aoi Art: He was said to be the son of Hosyo Kunimasa and the younger brother of Sadamune. This sword has Masame flowing through the base iron and a strong light in the middle suguha. It is an excellent work that makes you feel a vivid feeling. Sunagashi and gold streaks often appear in the blade.
There are very few works by Masame hada in ancient swords, but Hosyo is a swordsmith who specializes in straight-grained swords. Masame It’s rare to see a work that has sand flow and gold streaks in the finish. In modern times, Hokke Saburo Nobufusa, and in new swords, Sendai Kunikame are masters of Masame, aiming to be Ho-syo. Yasumasa is active as a Yamatoden swordsmith. Ho-syo, Taaima, Tegai, and Senjyuin for Yamato. There are Shikkake and each faction, and each faction made it for the monk soldiers of the temple mainly in Nara Prefecture. Therefore, he became a swordsmith with a unique atmosphere. Ho-syo and Taima were especially popular and are said to have been coveted by sword lovers.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta
translated by Kazushige Tsuruta