Wakizashi: Bizen Suke Munetsugu/Bunkyu Gannen 12 Gatsuhi

Order number : AS18025

Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)

Signature :Bizen Suke Munetsugu.
Bunkyu Gannen 12 Gatsuhi (1861)

Sayagaki:Bushu Edo Bizen Suke Munetsugu Bunkyu era
nice work. blade length is 36.36cm. Showa 37(1962)
written by Miyagata Toun

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :gold wrapped single habaki.
Blade length : 36.36 cm or 14.32inches.
Sori :0.3cm or 0.12inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi :2.98 cm or 1.17inches.
Kasane :0.6 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : late Edo period.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick Hirauchi style wakizasi.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful nice texture.
Hamon :Niedeki gunome midare with thick nioikuchi ashi work
Boshi is shape togari and turns back.

Special feature: First generation Bizen no suke Munetsugu (Koyama Munetugu )
was born at Mutsu Shirakawa province as a son of Koyama Munehira.
His name was Soubei.
He was working for Matudaira Daimyo family as a sword making Samurai.
He moved to Kuwana province with his master and then he moved to
Edo at Tenpo 2 nd year.At that time he was high reputation of cut well
swords maker. some times we found his swords which was done
Saidanmei and also possession name on the tang of the blade.
Generally speaking the quality of Munetsugu is one of the top sword
smith in late Edo period and without any faults among his swords.

Koshirae : Fantastic nice Koshirae.
On the syakudo nanako plate, all matching samuai battling
scene are engraved with gold color.
Saya : Aogai chirashi(tiny blue shell koshirae)
Tsuba :On the syakudo nanako plate, on a small ship, rising up frag on the top
of the poll and also riding samurai on the horse with bow arrow which is well
known story which is called Nasuno Yoichi and frag.
Fuchigashira:On the syakudo nanako plate,
battling samurai is enraved with gold color.
Menuki : On the syakudo nanako plate,
battling samurai is enraved with gold color.
kojiri:On the syakudo nanako plate,
battling samurai is enraved with gold color.
Kurikata:On the syakudo nanako plate,
battling samurai is enraved with gold color.
Kozuka: On the syakudo nanako plate,
battling samurai is enraved with gold color.
Kogatana: signature is mentioned as Tuda Echizen Kami Yoshitaka.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Auction starting Price : 1,400,000 JPY-. (including the shipping fee)

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