Katana - Jumyo


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Item #1955



A papered shinto period blade with koshirae with NBTHK Hozon attribution to Jumyo (寿命). The koshirae is also papered NBTHK Hozon. The Jumyo school orginated from Yamato province and moved to Mino province during the Kamakura period, and continued until the end of the Edo period (1868). Jumyo literally means long life and thus Jumyo blades were long thought of a blade that brings good fortune and longevity. Jumyo blades are rated as wazamono and are know for their good cutting ability. The blade is in a good full polish. Hada is itame with masame and ko ji nie. The hamon is small gunome midare.There are a few pin holes, but otherwise is good condition
The blade is housed in a nice shirasaya and with a gold foil habaki.

A very nice koshirae with NBTHK Hozon in excellent condition. The saya is dark reddish brown lacquered with a cracked ice pattern and with specks of abalone shell, and completed with en-suite shibuichi fittings. The tsuka consists of polished shibuichi fuchi kashira and the menuki are yamagane copper of autumn grass and insect done in katachibori carving. The tsuba is a red copper kurikomi mokko shaped with two shakudo o-seppa of a arabeque design done in katakiribori style carving.

Time Period

Shinto Period - 1600's


Unsigned attributed to Jumyo - NBTHK Hozon


Cutting edge length - 27.1 inches (68.8 cm)
Width (at ha-machi) - 1.19 inches (3.03cm)

Sori - 0.64 inches (1.64 cm)
Thickness- 0.31 inches (7.9 mm)

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