A YAMATO DEN MIHARA TACHI
As can be seen this blade has been attributed to the Mihara den which follows the Yamato tradition. This blade has NBTHK Hozon paper. The Mihara school was started by Masaie. This is a heavy weight Tachi that was cut down for use as Katana.
MIHARA KATANA – NBTHK Hozon- attributed Mihara den, Yamato, Certified-NBTHK-2002-August-01to the Mihara school-Mumei, Nakago-osuriage, kiri, 3 mekugiana, 20.5 cm, hamon & bohi enter nakago due to shortening, Sori-toriizori, 2cm Mune-iorimune Nagasa-68.5cm Shinogizukuri Motokasane- 0.7cm Motohaba-3.0cm Sakikasane-0.7cm Sakihaba-2.3cm Shinogi-high Jihada-itame Hamon- hososuguba w/ nie Horimono-bohi, kakinagashi, hisakiagari Boshi-omaru Kissaki-chukissaki Period- Kamakura, Province- Bingo
This sword is nioi deki with ko-nie and shows the characteristics of Ko-Mihara swords but has a rather shorter kaeri than most Mihara that have a long kaeri which is a common characteristic.
The Mihara school founded in the province of Bingo was started by Masaie in the late Kamakura period (Showa 1312-1317) and lasted until the Muromachi period and is contained within the Yamato tradition.
Ko-Mihara late Kamakura, include such smiths as Masaie, Masahiro, Masamitsu, Masakiyo, Masanobu
Chu-Mihara early Muromachi
Sue-Mihara late Muromachi, include such smiths as Masachika, Masaoku, Masazane, Masamori, Masayoshi, Masamune, Masanobu, Masanori