Ordering number : AS14074
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.
Signature : MUMEI (MIHARA SCHOOL)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade is polished.
Habaki :silver single habaki.
Blade length : 53.9 cm or 21.22 inches.
Sori :1.8cm or 0.70 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi :2.7 cm or 1.06 inches.
Width at the Kissaki :1.86 cm or 0.73 inches.
Kasane : 0.62 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Early Muromachi period
Shape : The blade is oosuriage mumei(cut shortened) attributed as Mihara
Jigane :Itame hada and mokume hada mixed
with jinie attach and shirake utsuri appear.
itame mixed with mokume is clearly showing the grain formation
which are rather coarse and loose(zanguri)
Hamon :Konie deki suguha tightly elegant nice bright and clear hamon.
and also hamon are quite similar.
Special feature:Mihara school was lived neighbor country Okayama and
started from late Kamakura period to late Muromachi period.
From Kamakura to Nanbokucyo period is called Ko^Mihara, from
early Muromachi to middle Muromachi is called Mihara school and
from middle to late Muromachi is called Sue mihara school.
Generally Mihara school made suguha hamon mainly because there
are many shrines aand temples. so many sword makers for working
these templas and shrines made swords for protecting soldiers.
This sword has special feature of Yamato school.
Saya : Black Ishime-Ji Saya.
Tsuba : Mokko shape copper Tsuba, Kiri leaves are engraved.
Menuki : flowers are engrvaed with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo Nanako,
From Aoi Art: Mihara school lived neighbor country Okayama
and Aoe sword makers were working at that place. so the jigane
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.