Yari(Spear):Sukemitsu(NBTHK Hozon Token)

Ordering number:23456

Yari(Spear) in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon Token)

Signature: Sukemitsu

We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo Saku, Jyojyo Saku, Jyo Saku, and Regular Saku.
This piece is rated as Jyo Saku for Sukemitsu.

Blade length: 37.8 cm (14.88 in)
Curvature: 1 cm (0.39 in)
Mekugi hole: 1
Width at base: 2.08 cm (0.82 in)
Thickness of rim (Kasane): 1.0 cm (0.39 in)

Era: Muromachi period, around the Eisho era
Shape: A longer spear, indicating its age with an elongated neck.
Jigane: Well-forged small itame hada with a clear and fine jigane that reflects well.
Hamon: Nie-deki straight pattern with a gentle nioiguchi and active ko-ashi.

Features: At first glance, it appears to be a work from Buzen, but as it bears a two-character signature, it is considered to be Sukemitsu from Suruga. Known to be a child of Terusuke and a smith from the Shimada school. The well-polished and distinctively long neck makes this a rare piece.

Aoi Art’s Comment: This spear can be regarded as flawless. It is an unusually long and well-polished spear, which is rare.

Historical Context: During the period, Japan was in the Sengoku (Warring States) period, marked by numerous battles. There was significant research and development in weaponry, especially in the production of spears.

NBTHK Hozon Token
AoiArt estimation paper
Whole Oshigata
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