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Wakizashi, Koshirae
Mumei attributed to Mizuta
[ Signature ] omote : no signature ura : -
[ Size ] Blade length 37,3cm (1shaku 2 sun 3 bu 1 rin), sori 0,8cm (2 bu 6 rin), moto-haba 2,71cm, moto-kasane 0,81cm, saki-haba 2,10 cm, saki-kasane 0,57 cm, mekugi-ana(hole) 1, blade weight 406,5g , shirasaya length 61,5cm
[ Period ] Edo
[ Province ] Bicchu

[ Feature ]
Form : Shinogi-zukuri, mitsu-mune. Mihaba is ordinal. Kasane is thick. Shallow sori attached. Chû-kissaki extended form.
Nakago : Ubu. Yasurimes are kiris. Saki is shallow kurijiri. One hole. There are bô-"hi"s and soe-"hi"s on face side and the other.
Jigane : Ko-itame-hada. Rich jinie attached.
Hamon : Nie based ko-notare, ko-midare, ni-jyû-bas and kuichigai-bas mixed. Yubashiri appeared.
Boushi : It shows flame form. It turns relatively long.


黒色変わり塗鞘脇差拵 : 南瓜図鐔(鉄地象嵌色絵)、霊獣図目貫(赤銅地容彫)、梅樹図縁頭(赤銅地高彫金色絵 銘 : 奈良作)

Kuro-iro kawari-nuri-zaya, wakizashi koshirae : Kabocha(pumpkin)-zu tsuba(iron, inlay, iroe), Rei-jyû(a lucky beast with superhuman abilities)-zu fuchi-gashira(shakudô-ji, katachi-bori), bai-jyu(Japanese apricot tree)-zu fuchi-gashira(shaku-dô-ji, taka-bori, kin-iroe(gold coloured : signature "奈良作"))

Mizuta school was a group of swordsmith who flourished at Bicchû from end of Muromachi period through Shintô era. They had characteristics emphasising nie based sô-shû-den style. This sword has been attributed to Mizuta so that it can be appreciated its own style.
Generally, the swordsmith of Bicchû in Edo period, belonged to Ô-tsuki family (who signed "国重") or Kô-no family (who signed "為家"). Both families had strong relationship each other. They had common styles for swords creation. The swords which came from Ô-tsuki family were called "Mizuta-mono". The swords which came from Kô-no family were called "Azae-Mizuta". In the book "日本刀名鑑", it mentions "swordsmiths of Mizuta lived separately. Specifically, they lived in Kôtsuki county Ebara, Eiga county Azae and Eiga county Mizuta". "三郎兵衛尉国重" MIZUTA Kunishige was hired by MOURI Motochika in Eiroku 11(1568), then moved to Azae in March Tenshô 2(1574), aside of Kôriyama-jô castle of Geishû county, was first generation. "三郎兵衛尉国重"(Saburo-hyôe-no-jyô Kunishige) was second generation. "大与五国重"(Ô-yo-go Kunishige) Mizuta Kunishige was third generation. There were many swordsmiths who wrote signature "国重" in the school.

Referenced materials : "新版 日本刀講座 新刀編" by HONMA Kunzan, SATÔ Kanzan, Yûzankaku publishing, Heisei 9(1998), "日本刀銘鑑" ISHII Masakuni, supervised HONMA Kunzan ( Yûzankaku publishing), Heisei 15(2003)

[ Conditions ] Part by part, there are rusts and chips, at habaki-moto or ha-saki. You can ask us consultation of the polishing.

[ Attachments ] Habaki (suaka-ji, silver foiled, single), koshirae (without kozuka), bag of koshirae and NBTHK Hozon paper (issued on 9th July Heisei 26(2014))




[ Item number ] A010617 [ Price ] JPY 160.000 (shipping and insurance fee are not included)

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