Ordering number: 21595
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature:Tairyusai Munehiro Zo Kore
Bunkyu 3 Nen 2Gatsu Hi
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo-jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Copper single habaki.
Blade length:73.0cm or 28.74inches.
Sori:1.7cm or 0.66inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.37cm or 1.32inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.45cm or 0.96inches.
Kasane:0.79cm or 0.31inches.
The weight of the sword:980grams.
Era: The Edo period, Bunkyu era.
Shape: The body is broad and thick, has adequate Sori and longer Kissaki. Very solid and in healthy condition. Well-balanced.
Jigane: Koitame-hada gets closer together really well and Jinie is attached. Wonderful Jigane.
Shinogiji: Close together and Masa comes into Koitame-hada.
Hamon: Koniedeki, Ko-Gunome-midare comes from Hamachi to Yokote. Koashi comes in really well and Boshi is Midarekomi style, ended turning back round.
special feature: Tairyusai Munehiro was born at the town of Oshu Shirakawa Castle in Bunsei 1 and later he studied under the Koyama Munetsugu. He moved to Edo, Fukagawa and made swords with his master. He made some swords with signature” Abukuma-gawa(river) Munehiro”, they were probably produced near the Abukuma-river.
From Aoi Art: This is really healthy work by Tairyusai Munehiro, with weight of 980g: solid and wonderful sword with great thickness and broadness. His characteristics are: really great Jigane, that he sometimes made Utsuri, often Ko-Gunome-midare with the same heights of Gunome,. This work has those characteristics. At that time, Suishinshi Masahide insisted that they must revive the old swords(Fukko Tou), and he agreed to his opinion and made works for sharpness: shallow Hamon, aligned-heads Gunome-midare, and Koashi comes in for the strength. It is perhaps the copy of Bizen Ko Yoshii. We definitely recommend this work for you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.