Ordering number : 18258
Katana in Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Mumei(unsigned) attributed as Hokke Ichijo
Middle Koto: Jyo saku ranking: Bingo.
(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 :silver double habaki.
Blade length : 71.6 cm or 28.18 inches.
Sori :1.7cm or 0.66 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.05 cm or 1.20 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.17 cm or 0.85 inches.
Kasane : 0.64 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Early Muromachi period Ouei era. 1430.
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick
with suitable sori and longer kissaki.
Jigane :Koitame had and mokume had mixed
with soft feeling jigane and Utsuri appear.
Hamon :Konie deck suguha with Uchinoke,
double hamon and small ash work.
Boshi is round shape hamon.
Special feature:Hokke Ichijyo is called Hokke Mihara.
Trace back of his name is that Ichijyo became
from Hokke religious priest.
At Ouan first year, Ichijyo namedokke Ichijyo.
Saya :Black roiro saya.
Tsuba :On the round shape iron sukashi Tsuba,
some round design is engraved open work.
Menuki : Flower is engraved by brass .
From Aoi Art:This Hokke sword is healthy and passed more than 600 years ago.On the shindig some ooitame had appear
but it is very nice that we can see the shindig ji well which has passed more than 600 years.
Aoi Art estimation paper : NBTHK Hozon paper.(the paper will be issued later)