Katana : Oushu Shirakawa Ju Munehira

Ordering number : 19152

Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.

Signature: Oushu Shirakawa Ju Munehira
Oite Kita Ise Kuwana Bizen Mono Utsushi

(The blade is copy of Bizen and made in Ise Kuwana province.)

(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 :65.5  cm or 25.8 inches.
Sori :1.52 cm or 0.6 inches.
Mekugi :  2
Width at the hamachi : 2.81cm or 1.1 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.8cm or 0.71inches.
Kasane :0.71 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Edo period, around Bunsei era.
Shape : Regular width and thickness with large Sori.
Jigane : Itame Hada and Mokume Hada grained
with Jinie attach. There are Utsuri.
Hamon : Nie deki, Gunome Midare and Choji Midare.
Boshi is Midarekomi style.

Special feature: Oshu Ju Shirakawa Munehira is a brother
of Koyama Mumetsugu. He also was active In Ise Kuwana.
This blade has excellent Jigane. At a galnce, the sword looks like Ouei Bizen.
The Nakago has production date “Oite Kita Ise Kuwana Bizen Mono Utsushi”. This is very precious.

Koshirae :
Saya : Dark bworn color.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo Nanako, bamboo is engraved with gold color.
Tsuba : Round shape iron Tsuba, bamboo pattern.
Menuki : Shakudo, flower is engraved with gold color.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token:
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.

Price : 450,000 JPY-. (including the shipping fee)

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