Wakizashi : Bingo Koku Mihara Junin Kai Masaoki saku
Wakizashi in Shirasaya, with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho paper)(Guarantee: NBTHK Hozon paper.)
Signature : Bingo Koku Mihara Junin Kai Masaoki saku
Sue Koto: Chusaku: Wazamono.
The blade was polished
Habaki :Silver Single Foiled Habaki
Blade length : 54.4cm or 21.42inches.
Sori : 1.9cm or 0.75inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 2.76cm or 1.09inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.65cm or 0.65inches.
Kasane : 0.7cm or 0.28inches.
Era : Late Muromachi Period
Shape : There are rather
Jitetsu : Koitame hada with mixture of mokume hada.
There is jinie attached and clear jigane is appearing.
Hamon : Nie Deki Suguha. Boshi is round end.
Special feature : Bingo koku MIhara Jyunin Kai Masaoki is from Kai MIhara school
and is said to be the sword smith of Bingo province.
There are many sword smith such as Masaoki, Masachika, Masaoki. Masamori and Masasada.
The swordsmith of Kaigahara area of Onnabi(now in Hiroshima prefecture)
have traits to sign the letter 貝-Kai- on the nakago. Generally there are many small piece
but the jigane is well grained and beautiful with many Utsuri appearing.
Most of their sword is Suguha hamon.
This piece has long signature Bingo koku Mihara Junin Kai Masaoki.
It has beautiful shape with double Bo-Hi.
Koshirae : It is excellent koshirae. Snake design is engraved with a weed.
Tsuba : Round shape iron tsuba with warrior design engraved and inlaid with gold.
Fuchikashira : Shakudo plate with wave and Chidori design engraved.
Kojiri: Shakudo plate with wave and Chidori design engraved.
Saya: Black with Mokume wood grain like pattern engraved
and snake design engraved and inlaid with gold.
Menuki: Cicada design engraved.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho paper.
We guarantee NBTHK Hozon Paper (The paper is NOT issued yet).
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.