Katana in Shirasaya (consignment sale)
Signature : Miyairi Kozaemon Yukihira. Mukansa.
Heise 11 Nen Chusyu.(1999, Autumn)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijo saku, Jojo saku, Jo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijo saku ranking.
The blade is polished by high ranking polisher.
Habaki : Gold wrapped Shakudo Habaki.
Blade length : 71 cm or 28 inches.
Sori :2.0 cm or 0.79 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the Hamachi : 2.65 cm or 1.04 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.98 cm or 0.78 inches.
Kasane : 0.6 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Gendai (1999).
Shape : The blade is regular size thickness and width with longer kissaki.
Jigane : Itame-hada well grained with Jinie attach and Chikei work.
Hamon : Niedeki Gunome Midare double Hamon and inside of the blade has many Sunagasi and long Kinsuji and Inazuma scatter.
Special feature : Miyairi Kozaemon Yukihira succeeded his father’s sudden death Miyairi Syohei and studied under the Fujiyasu Syohei.
He studied old Koto blade like Sosyu masamune, and Shizu and remarkable success.
At Heisei 12th, He got the prize of Mukansa Tosyo and also many prizes
Yusyusyo prize, Kanzan syo prizes and so on.
This sword is remind us the top ranking Soshu Shizu.
He will be expecting the top sword ranking in the future. We recommed this sword for you.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 900,000 JPY
Recently Japanese Yen dropped comparing to USD.
It is very good timing for buying Japanese swords and fittings also as investment for the future.