Sword4 It is traveling in Europe now to use for some sword meetings
Katana O'suriage within Miyamoto Musashi style mount
blade length 67.2cm, thickness at the base 7mm, width 3.0cm
The blade has no fumbari in its shape, so it can be supposed to be shortened very much. The tang looks that the original tang is completely filed off. If the third hole in the tang is original, blade length was around 75cm in its original. If there is no original hole, blade length was around 80cm.
It is difficult to guess the smith, but very fine sword anyway. It looks like Mino blade from 15th - 16th century.
Steel color is very clear.
Hamon is very bright. Of course, utsuri appears as Mino style.
We regret it is difficult to see the clearness of steel and brightness of hamon by pictures. Anyway this is a masterpiece of Mino tradition.
The polishing is very fresh done with the classical style by Mr. Akio Muraki.
Habaki is made of copper. It is newly made and very nice work by Mr. Shizuo Sugawara.
This Miyamoto-Musashi style mount is produced by us using some old fittings. Musashi Miyamoto is one of the most famous swordsman in history of Japan. He worked between 16th - 17th century. He is very popular still now in Japan.
The butt cap (kashira) with hone is the point of Miyamoto-Musashi style mount. But we are not sure if such an unique mount is developed by Musashi Miyamoto himself. Anyway, it is a kind of Higo style mount, and especially called "Miyamoto-Musashi style".
Kashira is made by our smith. Menuki is a copy of old one. Fuchi, tsuba, and other fittings on scabbard are antique.
Tsuba is made of copper, with a ring of brass on the rim.
The silk cord is applied with brown urushi lacquer. The menuki is sanko (vajra) design.
The attachment to settle the blade into the handle is added.
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