Katana:Dewa Kami Hokyo Minamoto Mitshuhira.
Ordering number : 12260
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature: Dewa Kami Hokyo Minamoto Mitshuhira.
Shinto: Josaku ranking: Musashi province: Ryowazamono cut well sword ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 74.1 cm or 29.1 inches.
Sori : 1.1 cm or 0.43 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 3.16 cm or 1.24 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.2 cm or 0.86 inches.
Kasane : 0.73 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Edo period Jyouou era.
Shape : The blade is wide (3.16 cm) and thick and long sword with nice sori and long kissaki.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach and thin Utsuri appear on the Ji.
Hamon : Nioideki and koniedeki mixed choji midare up and down with ashi, yo work.
Special feature : Dewa Kami Hokyo Minamoto Mitshuhira was working at Koshu Gamo province which belonged to Ishido school.
He was a younger brother of Tsunemitsu who also making choji midare hamon and called Heki. He got the title of the Dewa Kami and later on he changed his title Dewa Nyudo or Dewa Nyudo Taishin Hokyo Minamoto Mitsuhira.
He was the best Ichimonji style choji midare hamon in all Shinto and shinshinto sword makers. This sword looks Yoshioka Ichimonji and quite well done. The blade is Jyosaku ranking and ryo wazamono (cut well sword test ranking) and got NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper.
We recommend this sword for you without Kizu and flow.
Tsuba :On the round shaped iron Tsuba, rise up mimi and engraved Amida yasuri. signature: Umetada.
Fuchikashira :On the shakudo plate, a dragon and waves are engraved with gold color.
Saya : Black roiro saya.
Menuki : Probably this is solid gold menuki mashroom. not old.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price (credit card) : JPY 1,700,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 1,666,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)