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 issued this sword as Taneyoshi. so opinion is different from NBTHK
and Kanzan sensei.
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 with a few scuffs and scratches, no fatal flaws.
Habaki: Gold foil
Shirasaya: With a few minor dents
NBTHK Hozon paper
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