Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Masamori (Mihara, Tensho period)
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Blade length : 67.0 cm or 26.34 inches.
Sori : 1.4 cm or 0.55inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.85 cm or 1.122 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.18cm or 0.86inches.
Kasane : 0.67cm or 0.263 inches.
Weight: 740 gram.
Era : Tensho(1573-1592)
Shape : The blade is about 3cm Machiokuri.
The blade is regular size with sori and also longer kissaki nice looking shape.
Jitetsu :Itame had well grained with jinie attach and chikei work.
Hamon : Koniedeki suguha based with kogunome midare.
In Hamon, there are ash, and Yo work. Boshi is Ichimai style.
Special feature : The Masamori was sword smith of Mihara school.
This blade was made around Tensho period.
At a glance, the blade looks Bizen Magoemon Kiyomitsu.
The fantastic fine Jigane without Kizu and flows is wonderful texture.
Also the sword was polished by high ranking polisher.
Koshirae : High quality Isaku Higo Koshirae.
It is very rare to find perfect Higo Issaku Koshirae(matching all fittings) so
we recommend this nice mounting for you.
Tsuba : On the round shape iron Tsuba, rise up mimi(rim) widely and painted
Karakusa design with gold color.
Fuchikashira :On the iron plate, painted Aoi leaves by gold color.
Saya : The design is a copy of the cherry tree's trunk is painted by brown and gold color.
Menuki : On the iron plate, painted Aoi leaves by gold color.
Kojiri:Kaerizuno,and Kurikata:On the iron plate, painted Aoi leaves by gold color.
Kozuka : On the iron plate, painted Aoi leaves by gold color.
Kogatana : Mumei.
NBTHK Hozon Paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.