Ordering number : 12175
Katana in Koshirae
Signature:Mumei I think the blade is attributed as Bizen Tadamitsu
The blade needs polish.
habaki:silver single habaki.
Blade length : 62cm or 42.42 inches.
Sori : 1.6 cm or 0.63inches.
Width at the hamachi : 2.635cm or 1.038inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.73cm or 0.68inches.
Weight of only blade:
Era : Late Muromachi period.
Shape : suriage mumei with deep sori nice looking shape.
Jitetsu :Koitame had and komokume had mixed with jinie attach and also clear utsuri appear.
Hamon : Koniedeki suguha hamon.
Special feature : From the clear utsuri and nice Jigane, the blade must be made around Eisyo era or more older like Tadamitsu.
The blade has passed so many years so the Jigane has some kiss and flow.
But still enjoy the beauty of the blade.
I think during war time, when father’s son must go to the war front, he handed over family’s treasure this sword.
He made a determined effort to win fame on battlefield.
The sword has some faults but still nice sword.
Koshirae : army officers sword mounting with officers flag.
Historical background: world war time.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.