Order number : 06434
Yari in Shirasaya
Signature : Katsumitsu (Bishu Osafune)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijo saku, Jojo saku, Jo saku and regular saku)
This Yari belongs to Jojo saku ranking.
The blade is polished.
Blade length : 36.5 cm or 14.4 inches.
Sori : 0.0 cm or 0.0 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the Hamachi : 2.21 cm or 0.87 inches.
Kasane : 1.05 cm or 0.41 inches.
Era : Muromachi period Bunmei era (1469~)
Shape : Slim Yari with Long Kerakubi, make us feel the ages.
Jigane : Koitame-hada well grained with Jinie attach well Utsuri appears suvh like Tobiyaki.
Hamon : Konie-deki Choji Midare with deep Nioikuchi.
Special feature : This Yari has two character signature ‘Katsumitsu’, Ukyo Ryo Katsumitsu the first generation.
According to historical documents, he made several blades with his younger brother Ukyo Shin Munemitsu.
He fought to defence Bishu Fukuoka castle.
The Yari forged by Katsumitsu are rare and difficult to find.
The Jitetsu and Hamon is so beautiful, make us feel great craftsmanship.
NBTHK Tokubetsu hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.