JUMYO (Noshu Ju) early shinto (S33): katana

JUMYO, early Shinto (Edo) period

mei: “Noshu Ju Jumyo”.
sugata: wakizashi shinogi-zukuri, torii-zori of 1.0 cm, iori-mune.
nagasa: 55.7 cm; width at hamachi 2.95 cm, thickness at hamachi (kasane) 0.75 cm,
width at kissaki 2.22 cm.
nakago: ubu, flattish kurijiri tip, 1 mekugi-ana, shichi-ji mei.
hamon: nie deki chu suguha, ko-ashi and nezumi-ashi (”rats feet” = very small ashi).
boshi: ko-maru and small kaeri.
kitae: jitetsu is itame hada with good grain with jinie.
horimono: omote of 3 Buddhist deity (e.g. Kaen Fudo); ura of dragon around staff (possibly
is Shin no Kurikara). These are probably added later (gendai?).
[Mino-to p.27, 34, 56, 105; 183, 219]
(oshigata from Aoi Art; NBTHK Hozen Token)
A thick and wide wakizashi of early Shinto shape Kanbun period (1661+). There were various generations through the Shinto period, these Jumyo lived in Seki.

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