Katana:(Kikumon) Dewa Kami Hokyo Minamoto Mitsuhira
Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
(Koshirae NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicyo paper)
Signature :(Kikumon) Dewa Kami Hokyo Minamoto Mitsuhira.
The blade was polished
Habaki :gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 70.5cm or inches.
Sori : 1.0cm or inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.91cm or inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.96cm or inches.
Kasane : 0m62 cm or inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : The blade is regular size Kanbun style sword.
Jitetsu : Itame hada well grained with jinie attach and utsuri appear.
Hamon:Koniedeki Cyoji midair and Fukuro Cyoji mixed
active hamon with sunagashi and kinsuji work.
Boshi is Yakizume style.
Special feature : Dewa no 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 no 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 is very active Cyoji midare hamon which looks like Fukuoka Ichimonji.
Koshirae : nice condition kosirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicyo Toso-gu)
Tsuba :On the round shape iron stub, round shape Juzu
around of the rim unusual shape.
Fuchikashira :On the iron plate, family crest is engraved with gold color.
Saya : Unusual wood trunk shape is engraved brown red color.
Menuki : bamboo shape is engraved by syakudo plate with gold color.
Kojiri:On the iron plate, bamboo is engraved with gold color.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token: Koshirae NBTHK Tkubetsu Kicyo Toso-gu.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.