JUMYO (MINO no KAMI) late koto (K70): katana

JUMYO, late koto period

mei: “Mino Kami Fujiwara Jumyo”.
sugata: katana shinogi-zukuri, koshi-zori of 2.1 cm, iori-mune.
nagasa: 73.0 cm; width at hamachi 3.5 cm, thickness at hamachi (kasane) 0.81 cm,
width at kissaki 2.27 cm.
nakago: ubu, ha-agari kurijiri tip, 2 mekugi-ana (one at end), shichi-ji mei.
hamon: nie-deki, medium gunome midare with common togariba, pattern like sanbonsugi, many sunagashi plus small kinsuji.
boshi: o-kissaki, midare-komi with much activity plus nie, boshi of hakikake style and small kaeri.
kitae: jitetsu is itame hada with good grain, some masame mixed, with jinie and tobiyaki, and many sunagashi plus small kinsugi.
[Mino-to p.27, 34, 56, 105; 183, 219]
(oshigata from Aoi Art; NTHK Kanteisho)
A large katana but graceful shape, many Mino-den features, late Muromachi (Sue-Koto). As “Jumyo” means long life, many daimyo and samurai presented such swords at celebrations. Also see early-mid Koto K26.

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