Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature:Mumei (Unsigned) attributed as Yoshioka Ichimonji.
Sayagaki by Tanobe sensei.
Bizen Kuni Yoshioka Ichimonji Oosuruage Mumei Nari Seisaku tedai Late Kamakura period
The Jigane and Hamon both appear special feature of Yoshioka Ichimonji and good work Length is ” syaku 7 bu.
The blade was polished.
habaki:gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 62.8 cm or 24.72 inches.
Sori : 1.8 cm or 0.70 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.60 cm or 1.02 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.75 cm or 0.68 inches.
Kasane : 0.50 cm or 0.19 inches.
Era : Late Kamakura period.
Shape :The blade is Oosuriage mumie(cut shortened) the Mihaba and Kasane is regular sized rather small katana.
Jitetsu :Koitame had and mokume had mixed with jinie attach and clear Utsuri appear nice well grained Texture.
Hamon : Niedeki cyoji midair and gunome mixed and in Ha, ash and Yo work.
Special feature : At Bizen Ichimonji, Ko ichimonji, Fukuoka, Yoshioka, Katayama and Syocyu Ichimonji are working.
The most elegant Hamon is Hukuoka Ichimonji and then Yoshioka, and continue Katayama and also Syotyu ichimonji.
This Yoshioka Ichimonji looks Fukuoka or Yoshioka which is elegant active hamon.
The blade accompanied with Tanoibe sensei’s sayagaki.
If you see the Koto blade, Shinogi is very important part of the Kantei.
Generally Koto blade which has passed Nanbokucyo or Kamakura period, the shindig jigane must be Itame had or mokume had not massage had.
Fortunately the blade still left shindig ji.
Some person engrave Bo-Hi in order to conceal Shito or shinshinto blade.
It is important to check the Jigane of Shinogiji carefully.
NBTHK Hozon Paper.
Tanobe sensei’s judge.(sayagaki)
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : JPY 1,100,000-.