Katana: Taira Iemori

Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae(without Tsunagi)(NBTHK Hozon paper)

Signature: Taira Iemori

The Sayagaki was done by Dr Kanzan sensei.
The blade was polished
Habaki:gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 70.0 cm or 27.55 inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi: 3
Width at the hamachi 3.07: cm or 1.20 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.17cm or 0.85 inches.
Kasane : 0.73 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era :Muromachi period Meiou era. 1492.
Shape : The blade is suriage machiokori nakago with signature on it.
Both sides of the blade has Bo-hi is engraved
with deeper sori and longer kissaki nice looking shape.
Jitetsu :Koitame had and mokume had mixed with jinie attach
soft feeling texture and also shirake utsuri appear.
Hamon : Niedeki gunome midair up and down like Bizen school.
Boshi is midarekomi style.

Special feature : Taira Moriie was a father of the Iemori Bizen school but moved to Bungo province.
This blade’s Hamon is Gunome midair and Choji midair mixed up and down like Bizen school.

Koshirae : There is no Tsunagi(wooden blade)
Tsuba :On the mokko style iron Tsuba, rise up the mimi and engraved
a horse which is rung under the Matsu tree.
Fuchikashira :On the syakudo nanako plate, a horse is engraved with gold color.
Saya : Black roiro saya.
Menuki : a horse is engraved with gold color.

NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 350,000 JPY-

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