Touken Komachi

Katana, Shirasaya
[ Signature ] omote : Kunimasa "國正" ura : -
[ Size ] Blade length 69,6cm (2 shaku 2 sun 9 bu 7 rin), sori 0,7cm (2 bu 3 rin), moto-haba 3,11cm, moto-kasane 0,62cm, saki-haba 2,24 cm, saki-kasane 0,48 cm, mekugi-ana(holes) 2, blade weight 828g , shirasaya length 98cm
[ Period ] Edo, first half of
[ Province ] Yamashiro

[ Feature ]
Form : Shinogi-zukuri. Iori-mune. Mihaba is wide. Kasane is ordinal. Shinogi has steep inclination. There is a difference between moto-haba and saki-haba. Shallow sori attached. Chû-kissaki a little shortened form.
Nakago : Suri-age. Former yasurimes are ô-suji-kais. Current yasurimes are katte-sagari. Saki is kiri. Two holes.
Jigane : Itame-hada. Mokumes mixed. Its surface shows hada-tatsu status. Jinie attached. Chikei appeared.
Hamon : In ko-notare shape, gunome mixed. A little ko-ashi appeared. Deep nioi and konie attached well. Kin-sujis and sunagashi appeared. Mune has been tempered.
Boushi : It runs in midare-komi. Saki shows hakikake and komaru shape. It turns long.

Kunimasa was a pupil of HORIKAWA Kunihiro. He had his signature in two characters. Few swords have been confirmed but he was one of master class swordsmith in the school.
Its style, nakago finish and signature show resemblance to Kunihiro, so that it could be considered that he was a co-worker or a smith who created the sword on behalf of Kunihiro. There was a sword with signature "国安正作 国正", it had a meaning as a sword created by Kuniyasu and Kunimasa literally, and signature order shows Kuniyasu was a senpai of Kunimasa. There were swords with signature "武州江戸住藤原国正" with hoso-tagane(thin chiseling), which showed close resemblance to the sword with signature "国安正作 国正", such as gunome mixed ko-notare hamon, ô-sujikai yasurimes. Taking those facts account, it was possible to consider that Kunimasa moved to Edo later, or second generation Kunimasa existed.

Referenced materials : Nihon-to meikan"日本刀銘鑑", ISHII Masakuni, supervised HONMA Kunzan, (Yuzankaku publishing, Heisei 15(2003); Kanzan tôken kôza "寒山刀剣講座", Tô-wa kai /O-tsuka-kogei-sha publishing, Shô-wa 55-56(1980-81) ; 45th jyû-yô-tôken zufu "第四十五回重要刀剣図譜", NBTHK, Heisei 11(1999)

[ Highlight ]
The original born sword had a length about 2 shaku 6 sun. The sword had suriage 3 sun long. Very sturdy form, Horikawa school specific hada surface, deep nioi, attached nie, appearing ko-notare hamon show magnific status. Fuedal lord SAKAI in Himeji clann bestowed the sword, and it had been handed down. At least 150 years long, it has never been shown in the market. We have received the message that the sword would be handed to the person who commit the care long and carefully.

[ Conditions ] Highest rank polisment has been done. Shirasaya is brand new. It can be appreciated and preserved in most ideal and excellent status. It gurantee the genuine Kunimasa. There is a sumi-gomori around mono-uchi on omote side. Above 10cm of mach on shinogi-ji of ura-side to mune, there is a very shallow vertical 1cm long flaw.

[ Attachments ] Habaki (suaka-ji, gold foiled, single), shirasaya, bag of shirasaya and NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper.

[ Item number ] A050817 [ Price ] JPY 1.200.000- (shipping and insurance fee are not included)

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