Ordering number: 19001
Wakizashi in Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature: Mumei attributed as Mihara
(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
Blade length : 40.0 cm or 15.74 inches.
Sori :1.1cm or 0.43 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.75 cm or 1.08 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.25cm or 0.88 inches.
Kasane : 0.6cm or 0.23 inches.
The weight of the sword 405 grams.
Era : Early Muromachi
Shape : The blade was cut shortened suriage nakago.
The blade is rather wide and thick with deep sori and longer kisski.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach and Utsuri appear soft feeling texture.
Hamon :Konie deki suguha with Nezumi ashi bright and clear.
Boshi is round shape.
Special feature: Mihara school had been prospered in Bingo province present Okayama pref.
From late Kamakura period to late Muromachi period.
The representative swordsmiths were Masaie and Masahiro.
It is said that Masachika was a younger brother of Masahiro.
The term Sue-Mihara restricts the sword forged by Mihara School swordsmiths in the Muromachi period.
Rising above the times, Mihara school had been influenced by Yamato School.
There had been many Shoen; manors in medieval Japan in Bingo province ruled by the shrines and temples of Yamato province.
As the features of Mihara school, elegant suguha-hamon
with slight midare-ba and smooth Itame-hada.
Saya :black roioro saya.
Tsuba :Owari Kodai(later generation Owari)
Menuki : shishi dog is engraved with gold inlay.
Fuchikashira: On the shakudo plain plate,
many flying swallows are engraved with gold color.
Kozuka: on the shakudo plate, white egret is engraved with gold color and on the back, clouds are engraved.
From Aoi Art: At a glance, the blade looks like Aoe style.
Even though nice Jigne, Yamato feature mixed.
The Koshirae is a nice quality.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.