Ordering number : AS18253
Katana(Nagamaki) in Shirasaya
Signature : Mumei ( Ko Naminohira)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saki ranking.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Habaki :Gold wrapped double habaki.
Blade length : 71.8 cm or 28.27 inches.
Sori :1.5cm or 0.6 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.8 cm or 1.1inches.
Kasane : 0.8cm or 0.315 inches.
Era : Late Kamakura to early Nanbokucho period.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick
with deep sori gorgeous Nagamaki style sword.
Jigane :Itame hada and Mokume hada
and masanagare blackish wildish jigane
and shirake utsuri appear.
Hamon :Niedeki suguha with thick nioiguchi and sunagashi, kinsuji work.
special feature:the founder of the Naminohira started ealy Kamakura
to nanbokucyo and edo long period. Generally the blade is wide
and thick suguha hamon. During war time. Navy officers bought
Naminohiro gladly because Japanese writing as waves
and flat 波平 so ocean will be calm if officer hold naminohira sword and prayed.
From Aoi Art:Ko Naminohira Jigane is blackish
and rough wild feeling oo item hada which is very similar
with Hokkoku jigane like Mougusa sword makers around Gassan area.
It is very strange Naminohira was working at Satsuma
and Mougusa is northern part of Japan very far from these districts.
This word is wildish active Jigane and also nice suguha hamon.
The blade might upgrade to Jyuyo Token.
We recommend this long nagamaki wild feeling style sword.
The style is gorgeous and the blade might pass upgrading Ju yo Token.
Aoi Art estimation paper : NBTHK Tokubetsu hozon paper.