[ Feature ]
Form: Shinogi-tsukuri, iori-mune, mihaba is relatively narrow, kasane is thin. A difference between moto and saki haba. Clean sori attached. Sho-kissaki. In haki-omote, there is a koshi-hi. In haki-ura, there is a goma-bashi.
Nakago : Suriage, yasurime katte-sagari. Saki kiri. Two holes.
Jigane : Well grained koitame-hada, moku mixed. Jinie attached fine. Utsuri significant in shirake.
Hamon : Sugu, nioikuchi in shimari-gokoro, with hotsure, nie attached well part by part, yubashi and sunagashi attached.
Boushi : It turns in komaru with sugu.
The swordsmith who belong to the Yamashiro-kuni Rai school, those tradition that the flow of Ryokai that are Aideshi or Monjin, of Raikunitoshi have moved to the Buzen around medium-term period Nan-boku-cho. Eitoku 3(1383) is shows the age of first after emigration. Then after, this school worked actively both in Buzen and Bungo, so that they are called "Chikushi Ryokai". Later, Chikushi Ryokai take the Kanmuri-sho (title name) Ryokai.
Such as Noriyoshi, Suguyoshi, Yoshitsugu, Yoshisada, Hideyoshi, Yoshikazu, Masayoshi, Sekiyoshi, Suke(or Tomo) yoshi, Saneyoshi, Katsuyoshi, Ieyoshi, Hiroyoshi and Tsuneyoshi, etc.The Early half of Muromachi period, 6th generation Ryokai was moved to Satsuma. So there is also the swords which have the signature "Namihira Ryokai".
[ Highlight ]
You canappreciate the sword such as magnific Yamashi-den's well densed with shirake-mode utsuri jigane, shining nie hamon, deep sori, narrow, high shinogi noble shape.
[ Condition ] There are some tiny chips, above 1cm and 19 cm and hasaki of monouchi. There are natural flaw by forging, at shinogiji and mune. However, those do not effect on appreciation.