Ordering number : 18583
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Mumei(Ko Naminohira)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :copper double habaki.
Blade length : 60.2 cm or 23.70 inches.
Sori :1.6 cm or 0.62 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.66 cm or 1.04 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.68 cm or 0.66 inches.
Kasane : 0.50 cm or 0.19 inches.
wight of the blade: 470 grams.
Era : Late Kamakura period 1320.
Shape : The blade is rather slender with deep sori and longer kissaki.
Jigane :item had and mokume had mixed and oo item hada
with jinie attach and chikei work.
Hamon :Niedeki suguha with deep nioikuchi
and shimi typical Ko Naminohira style work.
Special feature:The name of the Naminohira Swordman has already been described in the “Showa Yearbook”,
which is said to be the oldest sword book.Akebono’s history of Satsuma swordsmanship is said to have been
the first Japanese nation of the Naminohira school to be a living country, or a swordsman from Yamato Japan,
and Eien (987). He went down to Satsuma and decided to live permanently in the ground where
the high quality materials were obtained at that time, and on the way home with his wife and children,
They met a storm, and when He put a sword with the power of temperament into the sea, the wave breeze ceased.
It is said that the faith to escape the marine disaster was born when carrying the sword of the Naminohira
from here, and it was particularly appreciated by the maritime and naval officials. In addition,
there is a theory that it is assumed that Sanjyo Munechika was a master of a positive country.
According to Hashiguchi Gaiden, it is said that the later years have changed
the correct country into a line. Since then, he has produced master craftsmen
such as Yukiyasu,Yasuyuki,Yasumitsu and Yasutsuna.
This work has already been carefully transmitted today
after about seven hundred years, and it has the style unique to Koto.
It is influenced by the style of Yamato, and it is possible to use high quality materials.
Saya :red brown color saya.
Tsuba :On the round shape iron stub,
Ume tree is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: syakudo nanako plate.
Menuki : some plant is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art :A piece of work from the late Kamakura period
that has passed 700 years of age, and the metal is particularly good.
You can see it. You can also feel the atmosphere of the bullion
on the pottery with a traditional sword.
There are a lot work in Jigane and shirake Utsuri appear which is old ancient Koto style.
It is said that it is a very favored sword, praying that the waves are flat
for naval officers during wartime.
It is said. If we think that it has been carefully preserved for a long period
of 700 years by many moths by high ranking samurai.
I hope to be able to have the next generation.
It is a work that I would like it to be possessed by those who like old swords by all means.
NBTHK Hozon Token
AOI ART estimation paper: whole Oshigata.