備後國古三原
大磨上無銘也杢立チテ流柾ヲ交ヘ白氣心ヲ帯ビル肌合ニ端正ナル直刃ヲ焼キ帽子ガ滝落トシ風ニ長ク返ルナド南北朝期ノ同派ノ特色ヲ明示スル優品也

刃長弐尺二寸九分余有之
惟時丁酉泰月
探山邉道識


Bingo no Kuni Ko-Mihara
Ô-suriage mumei nari moku tachite nagare-masa majie shirake-gokoro o obiru hadaai ni tansei naru suguha o yaki bôshi ga taki-otoshi fû ni nagaku kaeru kedo Nanbokuchô-ki no dôha no tokushoku o meiji suru yûhin nari.

Hachô 2 shaku 2 sun 9 bu yo kore ari
Koretoki hinoto-tori taigetsu
Tanzan Hendô shirusu + kaô


Bingo no Kuni Ko-Mihara
The blade is ô-suriage mumei. It shows a standing-out mokume that is mixed with nagare-masame and that tends to shirake. It is hardened in a noble suguha and the long kaeri makes the bôshi appear as taki-otoshi. Thus we have here a masterwork which shows very well the characteristic features of a Nanbokuchô-era work of this school.

Blade length ~ 27.3”
January of the year of the rooster of this era (2017)
Written by Tanzan Hendô + kaô

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