Ordering number: 21031
Yari in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : Ho-Kyo Iga Kami Nyuto Minamoto Kikuhira(Hizen)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 32.0 cm or12.6 inches.
Sori :0.0cm or inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.7cm or 1.06 inches.
Kasane : 1.05 cm or 0.41 inches.
Whole Shirasaya length: 79.5 cm or 31.29 inches.
The weight of the sword 480 grams.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : Triangle shape longer Ubu nakago original shaped healthy blade.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful nice texture.
Hamon :Nie deki kogunome midare round shape bo-shi with hakikate.
Special feature:Kikuhira first generation was working at Kaga Kanazawa province and moved to Hizen with his son.
From Aoi Art: Ho-Kyo Iga Kami Nyudo Kikuhira was originally a swordsmith in Kanazawa and probably moved to Hizen with his son around the time of Kanbun and began to carve the Kiku family crest on theNakago This work has no chrysanthemum
crest, so it is judged to be the first inscription In the Edo period, the number of swordsmiths produced decreased sharply. It is thought thatKikuhira also moved to Hizen in a difficult time when swordsmiths in various places went out of business or
relied on people to move to various places.
Background of the era: In the peaceful
era of the Edo period, the demand for Japanese swords dropped sharply, so in the era when beautiful works and works with excellent sharpness were produced with ingenuity, trial swords were inlaid and carved into the blade. An era when gorgeous
works such as tameshigiri gold inlay were produced.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper
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