Very nice mu-mei Mihara school katana w/ koshirae
Saya-gaki by "Kanzan" (Dr. Sato)
NBTHK Hozon certificate
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.
Signature: Mu-mei (unsigned) attributed as Mihara.
Blade length : 66.4cm or 26.74inches.
Sori : 1.7cm or 1.725 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 2.76cm or 1.087inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 1.77cm or 0.7inches.
Kasane : 0.64 cm or 0.252 inches.
Era :late Edo period.
Jitetsu :Itame hada well grained with Jinie attach.
Hamon :Niedeki Gunome midare and Cyoji midare hamon mix.
Sayagaki: by Dr Kanzan.
Seisyu Kuwana Jyu Hirohusa Tadasi Mumei Bizen Chikakage Utsushi
Syouwa Kinoutora (1974) Cyusyubi Kanzan Shi.
NBTHK attributed to Taneyoshi.
Tsuba: On the round shaped iron Tsuba, a flower and some design are pieced.
Fuchi-kashira: On the syakudo plate, a flower is engrave with gold color.
Menuki: On the syakudo plate flying bird is engrave.
Saya: Kawari-nuri saya which looks like cherry wood.
Koshirae condition: In excellent condition overall, Lacquer has a few minor separations
Blade: An older high end polish
Condition: with a few scuffs and scratches
Habaki: Gold foil
NBTHK Hozon paper
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