Katana: Hizen koku Junin Iyo Mminamoto Munetsugu (first generation)

Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon paper)

Signature : Hizen koku Junin Iyo Mminamoto Munetsugu (first generation)

Shinto: Jyo Saku: Hizen province.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Hizen koku Junin Iyo Mminamoto Munetsugu belongs to Jyo-Jyo saku ranking.
Habaki: Gold foiled single Habaki.
The blade was polished by good polisher.
Blade length : 71.4 cm or 28.11 inches.
Sori : 1.0 cm or 0.39 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.14 cm or 1.23 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.465 cm or 0.97 inches.
Kasane : 0.64cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Edo Keicyo period.
Shape : The blade is 5cm Machiokuri and suriage nakago with whole signature.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful nashiji texture.
Hamon : Niedeki notare hamon and sosyu style with thick nioikuchi active hamon.
Especially from Monouchi area to Kissaki, very active sosyu style hamon.

Special feature : Munetsugu lived Isehaya Hizen near Ariake bay.
He also made swords at Saga province.
His subject is big difference between other Hizen blade.
Generally Hizen swords become round shape Boshi hamon
but his subject boshi is always active sosyu style active hamon.
The age Keicyo era was not finished war time so the syape
of the blade which is called Keicyo shinto continued previous style
Big Kissaki and nice shape.
This blade around hamachi area is gentle hamon
and then active sosyu den style wild feeling sword.
The hamon itself Jyyo token class.

Koshirae :
Tsuba :val shape iron tsuba, flower designe are painted by gold color.
Fuchikashira :On the syakudo nanako plate,
Kiro family crests are engraaaved with gold color.
Saya : Black isimeji saya.
Menuki : a dragon is engravec by syakudo plate with gold color.

NBTHK Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 1,300,000 JPY-


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