Katana : Mumei (Omiya)
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Mumei (Omiya)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saki)This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 66.0 cm or 25.98 inches.
Sori : 1.5cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 2.97cm or 1.16 inches.
Width at the kissaki : 2.55cm or 1.00 inches.
Kasane : 0.63cm or 0.24 inches.
Era :Nanbokucho peirod 1336-1392.
Shape : It is O-Suriage mumei with regular width and thickness.
Jitetsu: Mixture of Itame hada and MOkume hada.
Jinie is attached and chikei work is appearing aside the itamehada.
Shinogi-ji is same with Itame hada flowing and masa appearing.
Hamon: Nie deki gunome midare with sunagashi and kinsuji works appearing.
Boshi is midare komi. There is Kinsuji and Inazuma activities appearing.
Special feature :Omiya school was active from late Kamakura peirod to Nanbokucho period.
The founder is said to be Kunimori whod has moved from Yamashiro Inokuma Omiya to Bizen school.
The school is especailly famous for Morikage, Morokage.
Other smithes such as Morishige and Moritoshi is also active.
Many of this school made fine jitetsu and choji midare gorgeous works
and they have been producing swords for long period which is agreeable when knowing
the fact that many are still remaining. Also, those works are made in long Kissaki and well grained jigane.
Chikei work is appearing.
It is a masterpiece of Jyuyo class level. It is top quality work.
We are proud to recommend you this incredible katana.
Koshirae: Higo Koshiare
Tsuba: Round shape iron Tsuba, chrysantemum is engraved with open work.
Fuchikashira: Iron, flower is engraved with gold color. Higo school.
Saya: bark brown color.
Menuki: silver, squid is engraved.
Historical background: Nanbokucho period is
when the emperor was split in half (literally South(Nan) and North(Boku).
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.