Ordering number : 15378
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Mumei (Mihara)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Mumei(Mihara) belongs to Jyosaku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 80.5 cm or 31.69inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or 0.59inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 2.83cm or 1.11inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.5cm or 0.59inches.
Kasane : 0.77cm or 0.3inches.
Era : Early Muromachi period
Shape: It is O-Suriage mumei with regular width and thickness.
There is worn Yawata Daibosatsu engraved on front side of the blade and Bonji engraved on the back.
Jitetsu :Itame hada well grained with jinie attached. There is utsuri appearing on the ha.
Hamon : Suguha style with mixture of notare hamon. Boshi is round turn back.
Special feature : Mihara is a sword smith of BIngo province.
From Kamakura period to Nanbokucho period, the school is called Komihara and from early Muromachi period it is called Komihara and Sue-Mihara in late Muromachi period.
Many Mihara or Ko-MIhara is similar to Aoe work. Some even has close jigane to Chirimen(wrinkled hada pattern) hada.
This katana has refined jigane that resembles Aoe.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 450,000 JPY- (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)