AS21075-Katana: Mumei attributed as Komihara.


Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)(consignment sale)
Signature: Mumei attributed as Komihara.

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs toJyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 65.0 cm or 25.6 inches.
Sori :1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi :  2
Width at the hamachi : 2.94cm or 1.157 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.18 cm or 0.86 inches.
Kasane : 0.57 cm or 0.224 inches.
The weight of the sword 585 grams.

Era : Late Kamakura period to early Nanbokucho period.
Shape: The sword is Oosuriage Mumei the blade is rather wide and thick with deep Sori and long Kissaki.
Jigane: Itame Hada and Mokume Hada well grained with Jinie attached, Chikei work and Utsuri appear.
Shinoki-ji: Itame Hada and Mokume Hada miex.
Hamon: Konie Deki Suguha bright and clear, Kuichigai-ba, small Nezumiashi work soft feeling.
Bo-shi is round shape and Hakikake style.

Special feature: Komihara belonged to Bingo Mihara school and prospered from the end of the Kamakura period to the end of the Muromachi period. Within the sect The one from the end of the Kamakura period to the Nanbokucho period is called Komihara. Azuma temple, Renge Ouin, etc. It is presumed that the Yamato temperament appears in the style of Mihara school, which has many shrines and temples and Shoen in the center, and it is presumed that it is due to such exchanges with
Kinai Chuo, while the influence of Aoesword smith,
Oumi, is also considered. The style is that the Shiraki Utsuri appears in the forging, and the grain is conspicuous in the texture of the neighboring country. The influence of sword makers are also strong.

Koshirae :
Saya : Black roar saya
Tsuba :Shakudo plain plate which is called Kenjo Tsuba.
Menuki : 2 shishi dogs are engraved.
Fuchi:On the syakudo plate, waves are engraved.
Kashira:On the syakudo and copper plate, water shells are engraved with gold color.

From Aoi Art: What is wonderful about this work is that Shinogi-ji does not have Hi and you can often appreciate Shinogi-ji of the Kamakura period. In the training method of the Kamakura period, Masame is not so noticeable in Shinogoji . If it has Masame hada , it may be a work of the Muromachi period. This sword is Oosuriage nakago and with Sori and long Kissaki which is  typical Late Kamakura to Nanbokucho period like Aoe style. Sometimes Aoe and Komihara is difficult to decide because Aoe and Komihara are neighbor countries.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: Whole Oshigata

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