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Katana: Mumei (Mihara Masahiro)

Ordering Number : 13088

Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon paper)

Signature: Mumei (Mihara Masahiro,
Late Nanbokucho period around Ouei era)

The blade was polished.
habaki:silver single habaki.
Blade length : 70.9 cm or 27.91 inches.
Sori : 1.6 cm or 0.62 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 2.72 cm or 1.07 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.69 cm or 0.66 inches.
Kasane : 0.59 cm or 0.23 inches.
Era : Late Nanbokucyo period. 1380(630 years ago)

Shape : The blade is oosuriage mumei(cut shortened) on the shindigji,
some Japanese are written like Bushi No Kuni(samurai country and so on) but difficult to read whole words.
Jitetsu :koitame had well grained with jinie attach and shirake utsuri appear.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha with small ash and douns shape boshi.

Special feature : This sword is unsigned attributed as Mihara Masahiro by NBTHK paper which is precious because of correct signature Masahiro not just only Mihara.
Generally the Jigane of the Bingo Mihara is soft feeling with utsuri and suguha hamon.
Aoe is also very close subject as sama as Mihara because Aoe's neighbor country. probably each school tried to make nicer swords compete directly with them. Both schools influenced each other and made good swords.

Koshirae: Handachi koshirae.
Tsuba: on the Mokko style syakudo plate, some flowers are engraved with gold color:Kagamishi school.
Fuchikashira: On the syakudo nanako plate, some lines are engraved with gold color.
kojiri:Kurikata:On the syakudo nanako plate, some lines are engraved with gold color.
Menuki:A dragon is engraved with gold color.

NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price (credit card) : JPY 600,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 588,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)