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Daisho, Shirasaya, Koshirae
Tachi : Yasumitsu, Wakizashi : Kozuke Daijo Fujiwara Yoshikuni
[ Signature ] tachi : omote : "康光" ura : - wakizashi : omote : "上野大掾藤原吉國" ura : -
[ Size ] Tachi : Blade length 71,8cm (2 shaku 3 sun 6 bu 9 rin), sori 1,7cm (5 bu 6 rin), moto-haba 2,92cm, moto-kasane 0,66cm, saki-haba 2,00cm, saki-kasane 0,42cm, mekugi-ana(holes) 3, blade weight 658,5g , shirasaya length 100cm, koshirae length 100cm
Wakizashi :Blade length 46,1cm (1 shaku 5 sun 2 bu 1 rin), sori 1,0cm (3 bu 3 rin), moto-haba 2,95cm, moto-kasane 0,57cm, saki-haba 2,06cm, saki-kasane 0,42cm, mekugi-ana(hole) 1, blade weight 394g , shirasaya length 67cm, koshirae length 71cm
[ Period ] Tachi : Muromachi, around Ô-ei
Wakizashi : Edo, first half of, around Manji
[ Province ] Tachi : Bizen
Wakizashi : Tosa

[ Feature ] Tachi
Form : Shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune. Mihaba and kasane are both ordinal. Saki-zori attached. Chû-kissaki form. There are bô-his both on omote and ura with maru-dome stops.
Nakago : Suri-age. Yasurimes are kattesagari. Ura side is kiri. Saki is kiri. Three holes.
Jigane : Itame-hada. Mokume mixed. A little hada-tatsu. Jinie attached. Chikei appeared. There is midare-utsuri.
Hamon : Gunomes(koshi-hiraki) in nioi-kuchi shimari-gokoro. Ko-chô-ji and togari-bas mixed. Ashis and yôs appeared. Konie attached more or less nioi-mode. A little tobiyakis and fine sunagashi appeared.
Boushi : It runs in midare-komi. It turns with togari-gokoro saki.

Yasumitsu worked actively at Bizen Osafune in early Muromachi period. He was a representating Ô-ei Bizen swordsmith, as famous as Morimitsu. He had his signature "備州長船康光", "康光", "備州長船住右衛門尉康光", as scuh.

[ Feature ] Wakizashi
Form : Shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune. Both mihaba and kasane are ordinal. Shallow sori attached. Chû-kissaki form.
Nakago : Ubu. Yasurimes are suji-kais. Saki is kurijiri. One hole.
Jigane : Ko-itame-hada well grained. Jinie attached. Chikei appeared.
Hamon : Gunome-midare. Ashis appeared. Konie attached. Sunagashi appeared.
Boushi : It runs in notare-komi. Saki is hakikake. It turns deep in round.

Yoshikuni was born in Mutsu province. He learned under Yamato-no-kami Yoshimichi of Ô-saka. He was owned swordsmith by Tosa clan who worked actively early half of Edo period, around Manji. He had his signatures "摂州住吉国", "上野大掾吉国", "上野守吉国", as such.


黒石目地塗鞘大小拵 : 桜花透図鐔(鉄地金色絵金覆輪)、水仙図目貫(赤銅地)、水仙図縁頭(赤銅魚々子地高彫金色絵)、水仙図小柄(赤銅魚々子地高彫金色絵)、高麗糸片捻片摘柄巻
Kuro-isimeji-nuri-zaya dai-shô koshirae ; 1) Tsuba : Ô-ka sukashi-zu ( tetsu-ji kin-iroe, kin-hukurin) 2)Menuki : Sui-sen-zu (shaku-dô-ji) 3) Fuchi-gashira : Sui-sen-zu (shaku-dô nanako-ji taka-bori kin-iroe) 4)Ko-zuka : Sui-sen-zu (shaku-dô nanako-ji taka-bori kin-iroe) (5) Tsukamaki : Kô-rai-ito kata-hineri kata-tsumami

Referenced material : "Nihon-to meikan" ISHII Masakuni, supervised HONMA Kunzan (Yuzankaku publishing) Heisei 15(2003)

[ Conditions ] Tachi : Polishing maintains excellent conditions. Wakizashi : There are a few foggy pale rust points on shinogi-ji of mune side. Small rust observed on mune.

[ Attachments ] Dai : Habaki (shakudô-ji, double), shirasaya, bag of shirasaya, koshirae, bag of koshirae and NBTHK Tokubetsu hozon paper (issued on 3rd April Heisei 3(1991)) Shô : Habaki (suaka-ji, gold foiled, single), shirasaya, bag of shirasaya, koshirae and bag of koshirae














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