Kiyohira (Hachimanyama)

KIYOHIRA katana early Edo period, Manji (1658) to Tenwa (1681) eras;

mei: mumei osuriage;
sugata: katana, shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune, slight sori 0.9 cm, medium kissaki;
nagasa: 69.7 cm; motohaba 3.05 cm, sakihaba 2.13 cm, kasane 0.72 cm;
nakago: suriage kiri tip, three mekugi ana, but retains full go-ji mei:
hamon: nie-deki, gunome midare strobgly developed in some areas with tobiyaki, some sunagashi;
boshi: jizo style with medium kaeri;
Jitetsu: itame hada with obvious ji-gane grain, ji-nie and chikei;
(oshigata from Aoi Art, Tokyo)
Probably third generation of Kanewaka in Kaga no Kuni and of Enpo era (1673)
Blade has elegant shape, but appears that nagasa is shortened and machi moved.

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