JUMYO early shinto (S35): katana

JUMYO, early Shinto (Edo) period

mei: “Jumyo Kiri Ishi” 壽命切石
sugata: katana, shinogi-zukuri, torii-zori of 0.5 cm, iori-mune.
nagasa: 68.4 cm; width at hamachi 2.93 cm, thickness at hamachi (kasane) 0.72 cm,
width at kissaki 2.09 cm.
nakago: ubu, ha-agiri kurijiri, 1 mekugi-ana, yo-ji mei.
hamon: nie-deki medium gunome midare with togariba based on a wide suguha. Some gunome
are hako or yahazu midare. There are some muneyaki.
boshi: ko-maru and small kaeri.
kitae: jitetsu of itame hada of good grain with jinie.
[Mino-to p.27, 34, 56, 105; 183, 219]
(oshigata from Aoi Art; NBTHK Hozon Token)
A thick and rather straight katana of Kanbun period (1661+) which has some Mino Seki features. The “kiri ishi” seems to mean the blade will cut well, and could “cut stone”.

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