Wakizashi:Taikei Naotane (Kao)

Ordering number: 21769

Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Token)(consignment sale)

Signature : Taikei Naotane (Kao)
大慶直胤(花押) 
(probably written”Dewa Kuni Taikei Naotane[Kao]”)
Bunsei 4 Nen Chushun
(Mid spring[February], Bunsei 4[1822])

Shinshinto:Saijosaku:Musashi
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku, Jyo saku, and regular saku)
shinshinto:Saijyo saku:Musashi.
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Silver single habaki.
Blade length: 50.4cm or 19.84inches.
Sori:1.2cm or 0.47inches.
Mekugi:1
Width at the hamachi:2.69cm or 1.05inches.
Width at the Kissaki:1.96cm or 0.77 inches.
Kasane:0.57 cm or 0.22inches.
The weight of the sword:450grams.
Era: The Bunsei era, the Edo period
Shape: The blade is adequately broad with slightly deeper Sori and longer Kissaki.
Jigane: Koitamehada becomes fine and Jigane looks like a swirl.
Hamon: Niedeki Gunomemidare. Boshi is sharp like Mimasaka works and turns back around.

Special Feature: A work made in February, Bunsei 4 by Taikei Naotane. It is
really tragic that some letters became unclear on Nakago. We tried to
read and it could be “Dewa Kuni Taikei Naotane”.

Koshirae:
Saya: Black-painted Ishimeji Saya. Both sides have 5 family crests each.
Tsuba: Round-shaped iron Tsuba. River and red leaves are engraved with openwork.
Fuchi: On the Shakudo plate, a crane is engraved.
Kashira: Made of Tsuno.
Menuki: Restive bull and a rider are engraved.
Kojiri: On the Shakudo plate, patterns are engraved.

From Aoi Art: Upper part of the sword is really solid and powerful and has
unique points. Koshirae is also solid and powerful. This sword must
have been possessed by Samurai with high salary. Nakago is terribly
damaged maybe because it was left in house while WW2.

Background: In WW2, many Nihonto were taken away and went overseas.
It is said that people tried to hide Nihonto in their house to prevent
from taking away.

NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.

Price:750,000 JPY-.

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