Ordering number : 19477
Yari in Shirasaya
Signature : Hoju Minamoto Ason Masamitsu Saku
(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.
Whole Shirasaya length: 68.5 cm or 26.96 inches.
Blade length : 10.3 cm or 4.05 inches.
Sori : 0 cm or 0 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 1.88 cm or 0.74 inches.
Era : Edo period around Tenna era 1681.
Shape : Small Sankaku Yari.
Jigane : The mixture of Ko Itame Hada and Ko Mokume Hada with Jinie attach.
The Jigane is clear.
Hamon : Ko Nie Deki, Suguha Hamon with soft Nioukuchi.
Special feature: The Yari is a small size and has Ubunakago.
The shape is nice. Hoju Minamoto Ason Masamitsu
There is a signature ‘Hoju’ in the Nakago, which suggests that the blade was made by a swordsmith from Dewa Koku Masamitsu.
From Aoi Art: At wartime late Muromachi, it was necessary to make many swords for demanding the consumers as well as Yari and Naginata.
After the wartime, the production of Yari has become extremely small.
It is the first time to see the signature ‘Hoju Minamoto Ason Masamitsu Saku’. We can enjoy with this classy Jigane has soft Suguha Hamon.
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.