Ordering number: 15823
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon paper for the blade)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper for the Koshirae)
Signature :Mumei(unsigned) attributed as Naminohira.
(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 was polished.
Habaki :gold wrapped single habaki.
Blade length : 59.7 cm or 23.5 inches.
Sori :1.52cm or 0.6 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 2.49cm or 0.98 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.77 cm or 0.598 inches.
Kasane : 0.67cm or 0.264 inches.
Weight of the blade. 455grams
Era : Early Muromachi period.
Shape : The blade is oosuriage(cut shortened)
with bo-hi on both sides of the blade.
The blade is almost sword length with regular wide,
thickness, deep sori and regular bo-shi.
Jigane :item hada and oo itame hada with Masa Nagare mixed with jinie attach
and chikei work well grained and visible to see the texture well which is called
Hadamono and shirake utsuri appear.
Hamon :niedeki suguha hamon with small ash bright and clear.
Special feature:he Naminohira school starts from the end of the Heian period and continues until the end of the Edo period.
The sword which was made at Heian, Kamakura and Nanbokucyo period
is called Ko -Naminohira. From later of Nanbokucyo period is called Naminihira school.The style is from a spectacular work to a slender work,
but both are straight-edged, small-footed,
and small-scaled Works and bullion is wrought and works of large Itame hada sometimes Ayasugihada comes out.
Satsuma’s proud Jigane is Kyusyu style texture.
This sword looks Sairen and Kongo Hyoei scholll works.
Gold Ekakiji shell, Makie style.
Koshirae : Kenuki Tachi mountig. NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Toso-gu.
Tsuba :very heavy Tachi Tsuba with bid size seppa, ocean, matsu tree and waves design are painted.
Menuki : ocean, Matsu tree designe.
From Aoi Art:Naminohira became popular because the waves were flat because it was preferred by the naval militarymen since ancient times
This work is different from the style of other countries in the ground metal that is mixed with the surface of the skin and mixed with the grain in the large item hada.
It is a work that has a good constitution and a good shape
Koshirae is also nice Koshirae which was made at Late Edo period.
NBTHK Hozon paper for the blade
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper for the Koshirae.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.