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Katana, Shirasaya, Koshirae
Mumei, attributed to Takada
[ Signature ] omote : no signature ura : -
[ Size ] Blade length 60.4cm (1 shaku 9 sun 9 bu 3 rin), sori 1.8cm (5 bu 9 rin), moto-haba 2.97cm, moto-kasane (mune) 0.52cm (shinogi) 0.67cm, saki-haba 1.85 cm, saki-kasane 0.33 cm, mekugi-ana(holes) 3, blade weight 511g , shirasaya length 85.5cm, koshirae length 95cm
[ Period ] Muromachi, second half of.
[ Province ] Bungo

[ Feature ]
Form : Shinogi-zukuri. Both mihaba and kasane are ordinal. High shinogi-suji and shallow saki-zori attached. There are some differences between moto-haba and saki-haba. Chu-kissaki form.
Nakago : Suri-age. Yasurimes are kiri. Saki is kuri-jiri. A hole out of four filled with su-akai.
Jigane : Itame-hada. Some changes mixed. Jinie attached. Shirake-utsuri comes to be appeared on surface.
Hamon : Gunomes, cho-ji-bas and pointy shape blades mixed. Ashis and yos appeared frequently. Ko-nie attached. Tobi-yaki appeared.
Boushi : It runs in midare-komi. Saki is haki-kake. It turns a little long.

"黒塗鞘打刀拵 : 車透鐔(鉄地真鍮象嵌)、目貫(容彫金色絵)、人物図縁頭(赤銅魚々子地高彫金色絵)"

[ Highlight ] This sword has a wide tempered blade with a complex and disturbed design. The Takata school was a group of swordsmiths who lived in Takadasho, Bungo Province, and it is thought that the 'Taira Takata', who cut the surname Taira on the name, were more common in the Koto period, while the 'Fujiwara Takata', who cut the surname Fujiwara, were more common in the Shintō period. This work is considered to be 'Takada'. It has high Shinogi-ji, a relatively shallow Saki-zori (warp at the tip) with a wide gap between the base and the tip. The registration certificate and certificate of authenticity both describe it as a sword, although it is slightly less than 2 shaku. If the holes in the blade were made by filling in the copper, it is easy to see why the length of the sword was so delicately adjusted. Was it the owner's preference? Was it due to compliance with some kind of regulation during the Edo period? The second and third eye holes may be a sign that several different lengths were used in the same way.

[ Conditions ] There is natural forging scar in the middle of shinogi-ji, blade front (omote) side. The blade pattern (hamon) around mono-uchi shows a little pale appearance. Tiny holizontal scratch at shinogi-suji. It can be appreciated and preserved in current conditions.

[ Attachments ] Habaki( suaka-ji, gold foiled, single), shirasaya,bag of shirasaya and NBTHK Hozon paper "保存刀剣鑑定書"( issued on 25th 15th Feb. Reiwa 3(2021))

[ Item number ] A010422 [ Price ] JPY 250,000 (shipping and insurance fee are not included)

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