Order number : AS18044
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper)
Signature : Mumei(Hasebe)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 31.6 cm or 12.44 inches.
Sori :0.4 cm or 0.15 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.94 cm or 1.15 inches.
Kasane : 0.34 cm or 0.13 inches.
Era : Early Nanbokucho period.
Shape : Wide and thin, Nanbokucho style, Mitsumune Wakizashi.
Jigane : Itame Hada and Mokume Hada. Hadadatsu.
There are Utsuri.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Gunome Midare, likes a Hitatsura Hamon.
There are Tobiyaki. There are soft Ko-Ashi.
Special feature: This blade is Ubu Mumei, attribute as Hasebe.
The sword of Hasebe School shows brilliant Hitatsura hamon as Hiromitsu
and Akihiro in Soshu province. They forged sword almost the same period.
Swordsmiths of Hasebe School had been alleged to live at Inokuma along
the Gojo street in Kyoto although signed sword Yamashiro (No) Kuni Ju not is found.
On further study in recent years, it is the most convincing opinion
that the school regarded that it originated in Yamato province,
matured in Soshu province and settled down in Kyoto at last.
Representative swordsmiths were Kunishige, Kuninobu, Kunihira, Munenobu
and Shigenobu. It is said that Kunihira was a son of the first generation
Kunishige and learned in the same clan as Kuninobu.
Signed swords inscribed Embun and Jochi era still survive.
This tachi is an extremely rare example with historical material value
among Kunihira swords to say nothing of the other Hasebe School swordsmiths.
As is generally known, they mainly left fine tantos.
It is worthy of notice that a Kuninobu’s tachi owned
by the Tokyo National Museum bears a close resemblance
to this one with respect to the temperline.
This blade remind of Hasebe Kunishige.
Koshirae : Aikuchi Koshirae.
Saya : dark brown Ishime-Ji Saya.
Menuki : Solid gold(?), Shishi dog is engraved.
Kozuka: Shakudo Nanako, flower is engraved with gols and silver color.
Fuchikashirra: Shakudo Nanako, Shishi dog is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art:The Nakago of Hasebe school is wide and short.
The Jigane is so nice. The works of in Ha, it is typical Shoshu balde.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper and NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 1,200,000 JPY-. (including the shipping fee)