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#1 NihontoNewbie

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 03:35 PM

Hello all, I would like to share some pictures of my first nihonto katana. I started with a wakizashi and tanto both of which are nice mumei examples, but this katana is my first signed piece. The smith is Musashi Ju Hosei Hujiwara Muneharu. I guess he was a student of the first the first Korekazu under Mitsuhira. It came with NBKHT and full oshigata which was a nice.

The sori is nice and graceful being a little deeper. The kissaki is round and long, not an o kissaki, but definitely an extended one. The hamon has a lot of activity and the hada is also very pleasing. The shirasaya is very striking. I tried to photo the tiger striping in the wood. Sometimes photos don't show the detail. I tried to capture the stripes, but the 3D effect and differing color tones of the stripes didn't translate well to photos.

Here are some specs and pictures

Smith: Musashi Ju Hosei Hujiwara Muneharu (Sekido)

Jyo saku ranking.

Blade length :69.6cm or 27.4 inches.
Sori :1.4cm or 0.55inches.
Width at the hamachi :2.89 cm or 1.14inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.02 cm or 0.8 inches.
Kasane : 0.51cm or 0.20inch.
Era : Edo period Meireki era. 1655.
Jigane :koitame hada well grained with jinie attach and oohada appear.
Hamon :Niedeki cyoji midare and active Cyoji midare with ashi and yo work
from the monouchi area. Boshi is round shape.

special feature: Musashi Ju Hosei Hujiwara Muneharu probably the student
of the first generation Korekazu.

From Aoi-Art: Muneharu was working at Musashi province Meireki era.
I think He was a student of the Korekazu who came from Kisyu
Ishido school. The hamon looks like Katayama ichimonji style.
Probably he helped his master for making swords during his life.
So we can see few swords even right now.
The sword looks like first generation Korekazu.

On the Jigane, very few utsuri aooear and akso nice Shirasaya (tiger style saya).
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 03:41 PM

More pics

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 04:02 PM

More pictures, having issues trying to get them in one post

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#4 Vermithrax16

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 11:49 PM

I like it Erick, but you knew that! Great pictures, came out very well. Love the classical Ishido choji work, always fun to look at. That shirasaya is really nice, very eye catching.

 

You now have 3 nice pieces from 3 different schools and era. Plenty to look at, study, and learn about. If you want to keep on in this hobby from the characteristics of the different swords, it may help you to decide on features you find your favorite, or maybe you will want to add another sword that's totally different from your 3. In any case, congrats on the new blades.


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 12:46 AM

Erick, when you post photos, it's always a good idea to include one shot of each side of the entire bare blade. That way, we can see & evaluate the sugata.

 

Nice blade, good find.

 

Ken


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#6 NihontoNewbie

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 03:16 PM

Thanks for the tip Ken. I appreciate your input. I will take a couple of full pictures and include a picture of the oshigata.

Please feel free to point out things I should be doing so I can get it right the 2nd time👍🏻.
Erick L. AF&AM

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 09:24 PM

Full shot...

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#8 Vermithrax16

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 02:40 AM

Really like this one Erick, nice.


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