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.
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.