Ordering number: 19115
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Mumei(unsigned) attributed as Komihara.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :gold wrapped double habaki.
Blade length : 70.2 cm or inches.
Sori :1.8 cm or inches.
Mekugi : 5
Width at the hamachi : 3.18 cm or inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.24 cm or inches.
Kasane : 0.58 cm or inches.
Era : Late Kamakura to early Nanbokucyo. 1334.
Shape : The blade is oo(big) suruage mumei(cut shortened) wide
and thick with deep sori and longer kissaki gorgeous blade.
Jigane :Itame hada and mokume hada mixed with jinie attach,
blackish well grained blade and also thin Utsuri appear on the surface.
On the Sashi-Omote side, there is a tiny rust like the point of a needle and there are some scratches around there.
Hamon :Niedeki suguha with small ashi and soft feeling nioikuchi.
Bo-shi is Hakikake style.
Special feature:Ko-mihara is the name of a swordsmith group lived in Mihara of Bingo province prospered
around the last Kamakura to the last Muromachi period. Masaie and Masahiro are the representative swordsmiths
of this school. Distinctive points of their swords are shirake-utsuri and slight masame pattern
on the jitetsu, hotsure and uchinoke on the hamon and round boshi though the comprehensive style
resembles to the Yamato School’s and neighboring Aoe School’s.
The reason why Yamato School influenced to this School is that there were many shoen; manor
in medieval Japan especially owned by Buddhist temples or Shinto-shrines in Yamato province.
This katana shows a robust feature: relatively wide Mihaba and thick kasane as
a Koto and its longish kissaki. It makes a well-balanced proportion.
Jitetsu bears shirake-utsuri and Suguha-hamon includes feeble gunome-midare in places.
Saya :upper part of the saya is red color isimeji kizami saya, lower part
of the saya was black ishimeji saya and engraved inure kizami.
Tsuba :Mokko style iron stub, clouds design in engraved with gold nunome zogan (inlay) Jyakushi school.
Menuki : Gold lobster is engraved. I think solid gold.
Fuchikashira:On the iron platre some designe is engraved.
Kozuka: On the iron arrow and Yajiri iare engraved with a letter on the arrow.
This designe is very unique and interesting.
Kogatana. the signature is mentioned as Kawachi Kami Kunisuke. not guarantee.
From Aoi Art: This sword has a kept by big collector for a long time.
The blade is wide and thick with deep sori gorgeous blade.
Koshirae is quite nice attractive mounting.
We strongly recommend this sword for you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.