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Katana : Mumei (unsigned) (Komihara school)


Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Paper)

Signature : Mumei (unsigned) (Komihara school)

The blade was polished
Blade length : 69.4 cm or 27.32 inches.
Sori : 0.9 cm or 0.35 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 3.09 cm or 1.21 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.15 cm or 0.84 inches.
Kasane : 0.63 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Late Kamakura period or early Nanbokucho period.
Shape : Wide and massive Osuriage-mumei Katana with little Sori.
Jitetsu : Itame hada well grained with Jinie attach, and Utsuri appear.
Hamon : Niedeki Suguha, and there are much Ashi and Ko-ashi and Nezumi-ashi are mixed.

Special feature : Mihara school had been prospered from late Kamakura
to late Muromachi period in Bingo province present Okayama prefecture.
The representative swordsmiths were Masaie and Masahiro.
Especially the works of last Kamakura period to Namboku-cho period
are called Ko-Mihara, and are distinguished from the later period.
Rising above the times, the school had been influenced by the Yamato School.
There had been many shoen; manors in medieval Japan in Bingo
province ruled by the shrines and temples of Yamato province.
As the features of Mihara school, elegant suguha-hamon with slight
midare-ba and smooth Itame-hada.

This blade is very nice Deki, and condition is very healthy.
On the surface, this blade looks like a Aoe school.

Koshirae :
Tsuba : On the round iron Tsuba, folding fan and Sakura flowers are painted with gold iroe.
Fuchikashira : On the Shakudo nanako plate, Fuji flowers are engraved
with gold color iroe.
Saya : Black colored Saya.
Menuki : On the Shakudo plate, man on the raft is engraved with gold color iroe.

NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : JPY 650,000-.