Yari (Spear):Higo no Kami Kuniyasu, 1st Generation (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon)

Ordering number:23772

Yari (Spear) in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon)

Signature: Higo no Kami Kuniyasu,
1st Generation (肥後守国康 初代)

Shinto: Josaku- Owazamono – Made in Settsu (上作:大業物:摂津)

At our company, we categorize swords as top-tier, exceptional, high-quality, and standard based on the craftsmanship. This sword, in terms of craftsmanship, is ranked as a top-quality work and has been expertly polished.
Blade Length : 30.5 centimeters (approximately 12 inches)
Peg Hole: 1
Base Width: 2.72 centimeters (approximately 1.07 inches)
Thickness : 0.96 centimeters (approximately 0.38 inches)
Sword Weight : 355 grams
Era : Kanbun Era (Edo Period)

Craftsmanship: This spear has slightly longer blades on both sides, a prominent volume, and is a healthy piece overall. The steel surface features a fine itame hada (small wood grain pattern) with visible skin patterns. The hamon (temper line) is primarily a deep straight temper with small notches, reminiscent of the style of Soshu tradition.
Features: This spear is attributed to Kobayashi Gensaiemon, the 1st Generation Higo no Kami Kuniyasu, and while it resembles the works of the 2nd generation Higo no Kami Kuniyasu, it exhibits a different style with a deep notare (wavy) hamon pattern. It resembles the Soshu tradition, and the craftsmanship is of high quality.

Aoi Arts Comment: Higo no Kami Kuniyasu’s works are often similar to those of the 2nd generation Higo no Kami Kuniyasu, and in many cases, they even surpass the latter’s craftsmanship. However, this piece is a rare work in the style of the Soshu tradition, with a distinctive skin pattern. Spear works are exceptionally scarce, making this an outstanding choice. It boasts an appealing shape with prominent blades on both sides.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper
The whole oshigata

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Price: 300,000 yen

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