Katana: (Kikumon) Hioki Echizen Kami Minamoto Munehiro
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature :(Kikumon) Hioki Echizen Kami Minamoto Munehiro
Ryo Wazamono cutting test ranking:Musashi province.
The blade was polished.
Habaki:copper double habaki.
Blade length : 69.8 cm or 27.48 inches.
Sori : 1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.13cm or 1.23 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.29cm or 0.90 inches.
Kasane : 0.72 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era :Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with small sori
and longer kissaki nice looking healthy blade.
Jitetsu :Koitame had well grained with jinie attach beautiful texture.
Hamon : Niedeki cyoji midarehamon and Juka choji midair
from the middle point. Boshi is noter and round shape.
Special feature : i Minamoto Munehiro was borne at Kosyu Gamo province.
He and his older brother Mituhira moved to Edo province and learned
from first generation Korekazu especially Bizen Ichimonji style.
Munehiro helped a lot for his older brother Mitsuhira.
His subjects are very similar or sama as his brother's subject.
His life was offered to his old brother Mitsuhira so it is very rare to see his swords.
The Hamon is perfectly assama as his brother's sword which adore Bizen Ichimonji style.
The blade is very healthy and elegant hamon healthy blade.
Beautiful Utasuri on the Ji is marvelous.
He cut the Kikumon family crest on the Nakago as same as Mitsuhira.
We recommend this nice sword for you.
NBTHK Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price (credit card) : JPY 700,000-.