Jumyo 寿命 School Katana かたな in Shirasaya 白鞘 with high grade Blue and Silver Koshirae 拵え Ikeda samurai family (池田氏)


Jumyo (寿命) school Katana blade:

Nagasa: 68.2 cm.
Sori: 1.5 cm.
Moto-haba: 3.2 cm.
Saki-haba: 2,2 cm.
Moto-gasane: 0.6 cm.
Saki-gasane: 0.45 cm.

Period: Mid Edo Period (about year 1780)
Location: Mino Province (present-day Gifu prefecture)

It is a strong Katana blade with elegant lines as is characteristic of this famous School.

The general blade condition is very good as can be seen in the pictures.
Polished old but fairly well preserved recently serviced by a Togishi master.
The blade retains the traditional razor edge.

Jumyo (寿命) school:
The famous Junyo School has its origins from Yamato and moved to Mino province in the Kamakura period (1185-1333). The tradition continued for centuries, right up until the end of the Edo period in 1868.
This sword is attested at the Jumyo School, meaning life span or longevity. As it’s message was so hopeful, their swords were prized as celebrated gifts to Daimyo (great) families amongst the Samurai society during the Edo period.
JUMYO(Toshinaga) 寿命 school, it’s founder was born in Seki town, Mino province in Tensho 8 (1580), real name was Kondo Sukezaemon 近藤助左衛門.
He had moved to Kiyosu castle town during Keicho (1596-1614) period and the enjoyed Tango-no-kami 丹後守 title in Kanei 2 (1625).
JUMYO school had been prospered in 5 generations during Edo period under the patronage of Owari Tokugawa clans.
JUMYO(Toshinaga) 寿命, it exactly means [happy long life] so that most of Samurais treasured JUMYO works.
This is a Jumyo (寿命) School Katana blade in Shirasaya and high grade Blue and Silver Koshirae



Sshirasaya (白鞘) white sheath:

Honoki wood (Hinoki 檜 Japanese Cypress)







Honoki wood (Hinoki 檜 Japanese Cypress)

Same: Old Samegawa genuine Rayskin

Tsukamaki 柄巻 (handle wrapping) Ito: Natural Silk blue

Fuchi/Kashira: Silver waves

Menuki 目貫 couple: Silver. Ikeda samurai family (池田氏) this Menuki is a Kamon of a Settsu-Ikeda branch


Habaki 鎺:



Tsuba 鍔

Silver covered



Honoki wood (Hinoki 檜 Japanese Cypress)

Koiguchi/Kurikata/Kojiri: Silver

Lacquer 漆 Urushi blue with Silver

Sageo: Silk blue




Katana blade original Japanese documentation:

Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai 日本美術刀剣保存協会 (NBTHK) attested




Ref.: Katana 109


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Katana blade with Shirasaya 白鞘 and Koshirae 拵え


Next pictures approaching at real colour of Koshirae: Ito/Sageo/lacquered Saya. Blue tones (Blue/Dark Blue) and Silver dominated.
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