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Wakizashi, Shirasaya
Hoshu Muneyuki
[ Signature ] omote : Hô-shu Takada jû Fujiwara Muneyuki "豊州高田住藤原統行" ura : -
[ Size ] Blade length 54,1cm (1 shaku 7 sun 8 bu 5 rin), sori 1,5cm (4 bu 9 rin), moto-haba 3,12cm, moto-kasane 0,69cm, saki-haba 2,22 cm, saki-kasane 0,49 cm, mekugi-ana(holes) 2, blade weight 551g , shirasaya length 77cm
[ Period ] Edo, first half of
[ Province ] Bungo

[ Feature ]
Form : Shinogi-zukuri. Iori-mune. Mihaba is relatively wide. Moderate sori attached. Chû-kissaki extended form.
Nakago : Ubu. Yasurimes are katte-sagari. Saki is kuri-jiri. Two holes.
Jigane : Ko-itame-hada well grained. Shirake-gokoro observed. Midare-utsuri is remarkable.
Hamon : It consists of gunomes and gunome-chô-ji. Togari-bas mixed. Nioikuchi shows distinctive appearance. Ko-ashi appeared frequently. Ko-nie attached well. Fine sunagashis appeared.
Boushi : It runs in sugu, and forms ko-maru. Saki is hakikake. It turns deeply.

Ancestorof Fujiwara Takada school was first generation Fujiwara Muneyuki, who worked around Kenmu era(1334-1338), Nanboku-chô period. They flourished from Nanboku-chô, Muromachi to Edo period. Fujiwara Muneyuki had several generations from Keichô to first half of Edo period. They worked and lived in Bungo province, a school of Shintô(Fujiwara) Takada.

Referenced materials : "大分県の刀 -室町期からの-", by NAKAHARA Nobuo, Heisei 13(2001). "日本刀銘鑑" ISHII Masakuni, supervised HONMA Kunzan (Yuzankaku publishing), Heisei 15(2003)

[ Highlight ] Specific jigane, ko-itame-hada well grained, show shirake-gokoro. Midare utsuri is so remarkable. They become good points. This sword is represented on the book titled the swords of Ô-ita prefecture, from Muromachi period "大分県の刀 -室町期からの-", on the page 310.

[ Conditions ] There is small flaw above 19cm of machi, on shinogi-ji of ura side.

[ Attachments ] Habaki (shitagai : shaku-dô-ji, uwagai : su-aka-ji, double), shirasaya, bag of shirasaya and NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper (issued on 5th February Heisei 27(2015))

[ Item number ] A020717 [ Price ] SOLD

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