Ordering number : AS18359
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.
Signature : KIKUMON DEWA KAMI HO-KYO MINAMOTO MITSUHIRA.
shinto:Jyosaku ranking. Ryo wazamono cutting test ranking:Musashi.
Aoi Bijyutsu Syoshin (genuine )Kanteisyo : NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs toJyo-Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :copper and gold wrapped double habaki.
Blade length : 70.7 cm or 27.8 inches.
Sori :1.7cm or 0.66 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 3.1cm or 1.22 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.14 cm or 0.84 inches.
Kasane : 0.72cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Kanei era.
Shape : The blade is about 3cm Suriage and Machiokuri with bo-hi on both sides of the blade. The sword is rather wide and thick with deep sori and long Kissaki.
Jigane :Koitame hada nad mokume hada mixed with jinie attach and Utsuri appear.
Hamon :small nio like Nioi deki cyoji midare active up and down.
In Hamon, there are many ashi and yo work soft nioikuchi and also
Special feature: Dewa Kami Hokyo Minamoto Mitshuhira was working at Koshu Gamo province which belonged to Ishido school. He was a younger brother of Tsunemitsu who also making choji midare hamon and called Heki. He got the title of the Dewa Kami and later on he changed his title Dewa Nyudo or Dewa Nyudo Taishin Hokyo Minamoto Mitsuhira. He was making the best Ichimonji style choji midare hamon in all Shinto and shinshinto sword makers. This sword looks Yoshioka Ichimonji and quite well done. The blade is Jyosaku ranking and ryo wazamono (cut well sword test ranking) and got NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper. We recommend this sword for you without Kizu and flow.
Saya :on the red and brown color tiny stripes are making by Urushi.
Tsuba :On the round shap iron tauba, strong Yabane style shape are engraved open work.
Menuki : on the syakudo some designe is engraved.
fuchikashira:On the iron plate, a fisherman is riding a bout
Kojiri:On the iron plate, some designe is engraved.
From Aoi Art:Deawa Kami Mitsuhira was the top ranking Ichimonji utsusi. At aglance, the blade looks like Yoshioka Ichimonji,
Even though small suriage and Machiokuri, the blade itself fantastic nice active sword.
The Koshirae accompanied with this sword is nice balance Koshirae like high ranking samurai’s mounting.
We recommend this fantastic swordd for you.
AOI BIJYUTSU SYOSHIN KANTEISYO
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon kanteisyo.