Late Edo era Shinshinto, No Mei
Very light Iaito with a New Tsuka & Kanagu
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<Swordsmith and sword feature>
We have converted this Mumei(no signature) Shinshinto into a very light, well balanced Iaito by fitting a new Tsuka with a classy Kanagu set(worth over 100,000yen).
Tightly fitted and adjusted by Giheiya, it is a very reasonable Iai Shinken for practitioners.
It has an ordinary blade weight and a width, Shinogi-zukuri, Iori-mune. The curve is Toriizori style and the blade top is Nakamine.
There are Katachiri Bohi(thick groove which extends to shinogi,leaves flat space only on Mune side) on both side of the blade.
<Hada - Forging>
The jihada (body of the sword) is a tightly forged Mokume (burl wood grain) and coarse Jinie(darkish crystal)granule attaches on the surface.
<Hamon - Temper patterns>
The Hamon is Notare base Gunome with brilliant nie white crystals attaches abundantly on the cutting edge(Nie-deki).
Boshi- temper line of the tip follows Hamon then turns back to a gentle curl called Komaru.
<Nakago - Tang>
The Tang is Ubu(original) and has Sujichigai file marks. Nakago end is Kurijiri shape.
Solid copper single piece Habaki with Yujo pattern.
<Koshirae - Mountings>
please check the detail pictures.
Tsuba: Round iron base Sukashi tsuba with motifs of pine and plum tree.
Fuchi Kashira: Engravings of the design of thunder clouds with gold Iroe on Shakudo(copper and gold alloy) base.
Menuki: Engraved Shishi (lion) on gold gilded base.
Tsuka: Covered with ray skin with Oyatsubu and wrapped with black pure silk in MoroTsumami-maki style.
Saya: Kuro - lacquered in black.
Polish: There are some tiny, thin rusts due to Furutogi.
Defects such as openings, chips and cracks: None.
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|Blade length||71.5cm/ 2'4"/ 2shaku 3sun 3.6bu||Tsuka length||24.5cm/ 10"/ 8sun 4bu|
|Curvature - Sori||1.2cm/ 0.47"/ 4bu||Mekugi (Pegs)||1|
|Blade Bottom Width||31.4mm/ 1.2"/ 1sun 1bu||Blade Bottom Thickness||6.0mm/ 0.21"/ 1.9bu|
|Blade Top Width||21.3mm/ 0.85"/ 7.1bu||Blade Top Thickness||5.5mm/ 0.22"/ 8.2bu|
|Weight||Blade only: 645g / 1.4lbs
Without Saya: 915g / 2.02lbs
|Period||Late Edo (1780-1867)|
|Inscription / Signature||None||Registration in Japan|| 25 June 1980
Miyazaki Prefecture Board of Education