Ordering number : 19002
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Bingo Kuni Mihara Ju Masaie
Meiou 3 Nen 8 Gatsu Hi
(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 :silver single habaki.
Blade length : 52.8 cm or 20.8 inches.
Sori :1.8cm or 0.71 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.71 cm or 1.07 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.11cm or 0.83 inches.
Kasane : 0.63 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Middle Muromachi Meio era,1492. (about 500 years ago.)
Shape : The blade is regular wigth and thickness
with deep sori and longer kissaki elegant shape.
Jigane :koitame had well grained with jinie attach and shirake Utsuri appear.
There are some Kizu and Kitae Ware in the blade.
Hamon : Nioideki gunomee nidare and cyoji midair mixed,
Inside of the Hamon, kinsuji work.
Special feature:Mihara Masaie started middle Kamakura era to late
Muromachi period. Generally Masaie made suguha hamon but this
sword is midareba hamon which is precious sword and also Uramei
mentioned precious sword both hamon and Nengo.
There are small kizu on the Jogane and Hamon but not serious.
Saya :Aogai saya.
Tsuba :On the iron tsuba.
Menuki : Lucky gods Ebisu and Daikoku gods are engraved.
Fuchikashira: Copper plate.
Tsuka of Shirasaya and Habaki are a little bit loose. It is not serious.
From Aoi Art:The sword is Katateuchi style sword which swords were used
as easy to manage the sword because battling way was ground battle
not horse riding battle. The sword is deep sori and longer kissaki.
The blade is precious sword both Gunome and Choji midair hamon
and also Uramei is mentioned Meio 3rd.
Back ground of age: Meio 7, August 25th heavy earthquake occurred Tokaido area
and lake Hamanako connected to the ocean even right now.
Aoi Art estimation paper : NBTHK Hozon paper.
Price : 320,000 JPY-. (including the shipping fee)