Dai Sho :Kurihara Kenji Nobuhide/Masao

Ordering number: AS19235
Dai Sho :

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Dai : Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Signature : Kurihara Kenji Nobuhide
Yanagisita Jusuke Suketoshi

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This blade belongs to Jyojyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Gold and silver double Habaki with family crest.
Blade length: 70.6 cm or 27.79 inches.
Sori : 1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi: 3.11 cm or 1.22 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.17 cm or 0.85 inches.
Kasane : 0.69 cm or 0.27 inches.
The weight of the sword 780 grams.
Era: Late Edo period
Shape: Regular width and thickness Katana with moderate Sori and longer Kissaki.
Jigane: Itame Hada and Mokube Hada mixed with Jinie attach.
The Jigane is clear.
Shinogi-Ji: Ko Itame Hada and Ko Mokume Hada mix.
Hamon :Nie deki, round shape Gunome midare with soft Ashi.
Boshi is large rounded and pointed style.

Special feature: Kurihara Kenji Nobuhide was a famous swordsmith of a student of Kiyomaro. He was from Echigo and known as Kurihara Kenji. Around the first year of Keio
After receiving “Chikuzen Kami”, he called himself Nobutaka at that time. He also made a sword in Osaka.
He produces many carvings of dragons, Futomyoo, and Ume tree branch the blade. After the abolition of the sword after the 4th year of the Meiji era, he returned to Echigo and did not make swords after that. It is believed that the business was closed.
“Yanagisita Jusuke Suketoshi” we think that it was an order request for a shogunate named Yanagisita Jusuke.

Koshirae: Seiryuken Kazutami Issaku Koshirae. Fantastic Koshirae.
Tsuba: Silver Tsuba, water flow and Ume flower are engraved.
Fuchikashira: Silverman, water flow and Ume flower are engraved.
Signature: Seiryuken Kazutami
Saya: Green color Saya with pattern of gold.
Menuki: the dragon is engraved. It might be solid gold.
Kogai: Silver, water flow and Ume flower are engraved.
Signature: Seiryuken Kazutami
Kozuka: Silver, water flow and Ume flower are engraved.
Signature: Seiryuken Kazutami

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Sho: Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Signature : Masao (Yamaura Masao)

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This blade belongs to Saijyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :Gold and silver family crest double habaki.
Blade length : 46.4 cm or 18.26 inches.
Sori : 0.9 cm or 0.35 inches.
Mekugi: 1
Width at the hamachi: 2.8 cm or 1.10 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.8 cm or 1.10 inches.
Kasane: 0.6 cm or0.23 inches.
The weight of the sword 450 grams.
Era: Late Edo period
Shape: Shobu Zukuri style wide and thin Kasane and It is a work with sharpness
Jigane:Itame Hada and Mokube Hada mixed with Jinie attach and Chikei work.
Hamon:Nie deki Nunome midare double Hamon, in Hamon, there are Sunagashi and a lot of Kinsui scatter very active Hamon like top-class Kiyomaro.

Special feature: Yamaura Masao is an older brother of Kiyomaro and changed his name many times. Yuusnsai Toshinaga, Shinano Kuni Toshimasa, Masao, Toshinaga, Tennensi Toshimasa, shinano Kuni Komoro jyu Yamaura Toshimasa, Minamoto Masao Zo No, Minamoto Masao, Taneo, Shinshu Jyu Masao,Yamaura Taneo, Matsushiro Jyu Taneo, Minamoto Uson Toshinaga,Yamaura Noboru Masao Zo, You-syaken Masao, Yuunsai Taneo
various name. Masao was the son of Yamaura Mobukaze and named Komatsugu and Zendayu. He and his younger brother Kiyomaro studied at Kawamura Jyukaku(Toshinori) First their swords were almost of Same Hamon of Jyukaku like choji Midare with Nioideki style. but after that, they
made So-syuden style very active temper line.

Koshirae: Seiryuken Kazutami Issaku Koshirae. Fantastic Koshirae.
Saya: green colored Saya with gold color attached.
Tsuba: Oval shape silver plate, the river stream and Ume petals are engraved. signature: Seiryo ken Kazutami.
Menuki : solid gols dragon Menuki.
Fuchikashita: the river stream and Ume petals are engraved. signature: Seiryo ken Kazutami.
Kozuka: the river stream and Ume petals are engraved.
signature: Seiryo ken Kazutami.
Kogai: The river stream and Ume petals are engraved. signature: Seiryo ken Kazutami.
Kojiri, Kurikata, Kaerituno, and silver bord: The river stream and Ume petals are engraved. signature: Seiryo ken Kazutami.

From Aoi Art: There are 2 Masao in the late Edo period.
One person is Suzuki Masao who was a student of the Kiyomaro school. and another heron is Older brother Kiyomaro named Masao. Firs one is making signature by So-syo mei.( Cursive inscription)Another Masao is written by Regular script (Kaisho)
Kiyomaro and his older brother made swords together for the first stage and the quality is Soshu den.
He has a habit of changing his name in various ways throughout his life, and it is thought that he is losing a lot of chances to be known to other sword collectors. But Masao has left many masterpieces, but the name is hard to know His name recognition tends to be known only to intellectuals, even though he is the same brother of famous Kiyomaro,
Kiyomaru tends to be well known and Masao tends to be unknown.
This Wakizashi is It is a work that is completely the same as Kiyomaru, and even better than that. This kind of sword will be a good investment sword. The detailed information, please refer to the Kiyomaro Taikan
Yamaura saneo, masao,and others.

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NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token for each blade.
NBTHK Hozon Tosogu for the Daisho Koshirae
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.

Price: 6,300,000 JPY-.
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