Touken Komachi

Katana, Shirasaya
Mumei attributed to Araki Kiyoshige
[ Signature ] omote : no signature ura : -
[ Size ] Blade length 71,9cm (2 shaku 3 sun 7 bu 2 rin), sori 1,1cm (3 bu 6 rin), moto-haba 3,13cm, moto-kasane 0,73cm, saki-haba 2,40cm, saki-kasane 0,67 cm, mekugi-ana(hole) 1, blade weight 941g , shirasaya length 101cm
[ Period ] Edo, end of
[ Province ] Kô-zuke

[ Feature ]
Form : Shinogi-zukuri. Iori-mune. Kasane is thick. Shallow sori attached. Kasane is thick. Saki-haba does not become narrower. Ô-kissaki, dynamic form.
Nakago : Suriage. Yasurimes are suji-kais. Saki is kurijiri. One hole.
Jigane : Itame-hada in nagare-gokoro. Fort jinie attached. Chikei appeared.
Hamon : In nie based. Guno-mes, notare mixed. Ashis appeared. Ara-nie attached. Sunagashi, tobiyakis appeared. Mune tempered.
Boushi : It runs in sugu, then nie become a little deformed in nie, then makes ko-maru. Saki is hakikake, turns long.

ARAKI Kiyoshige had a name, ARAKI Naoe. He was born at Shimano, Zaikyô-ga-shima village, in Takasaki. He learned under the school of YAMAURA, then teacher was SAITÔ Kiyoto. He was accredited to Settsu-no-kami, actively created the swords as Sunpu official swordsmith.

Time stamps : "元治元", "慶応元, 二, 三, and 四", "明治四, 三十九 and 四十一"

After the general ban on swords carrying law, he became "out of office swordsmith", backed to his home town. At Sino-Japanese war and Russo-Japanese war, he "lively"(e.g.上州刀工総覧) created the swords by the offcial demand. He died on 15th July, Taishô 8(1919), in his eighty years old.

Referenced materials : "上州刀工総覧 附 出品刀図録", NBTHK Takasaki branch, Shôwa 56, "日本刀銘鑑", by ISHII Masakuni, audited by HONMA Kunza, Yûzankaku publishing 2003

[ Conditions ] There is small rust at habaki-moto of ura side. The sac has warnin "loose ai-kuchi" but actually not, even tighter. No problem for preserving at current condition.

[ Attachments ] Habaki (silver base, gold painted, double), shirasaya, bag of shirasaya and NBTHK Hozon paper (publishied on 8th April Heisei 17(2005))

[ Item number ] A070517 [ Price ] JPY 590.000 (shipping and insurance fee are not included)

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