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Naginata Naoshi Katana, Shirasaya, Koshirae
Izumi no kami Kanesada (Nosada)
[ Signature ] omote : "和泉守兼㝎作" ura : -
[ Size ] Blade length 61.2cm (2 shaku 0 sun 1 bu 9 rin), sori 1.4cm (4 bu 6 rin), moto-haba 2.99cm, moto-kasane 0.89cm, saki-haba 2.77 cm, saki-kasane 0.35 cm, mekugi-ana(hole) 1, blade weight 710g , shirasaya length 87.5cm, koshirae length 94cm
[ Period ] Muromachi, second half of. Around Daiei "大永"
[ Province ] Mino

[ Feature ]
Form : Naginata-naoshi (nainata-zukuri form modified). Mitsu-mune. Shallow saki-zori attached.
Nakago : Suri-age. Yasurimes are higakis. Saki is kiri. One hole.
Engraving : (Both on omote and ura sides) naginata-"hi"s grooves in square stops and soe-"hi"s grooves.
Jigane : Itame-hada. Part by part, there are some changes. Jinie attached well. Shirake-utsuri comes to be appeared aroound koshi.
Hamon : Gunomes, cho-jis and togarai-bas mixed. Ashis appeared well. Nioi-kuchi is tends to be clearly distiguished frome jigane. Nie attached well. Sunagashis and yu-bashir appeared. On Ura side, there are some koshi-bas taste patterns mixed.
Boushi : Tempering width is wide. It runs in midare-komi. Form is yaki-tsume.

Koshirae ; Higo-koshirae"肥後拵" : design of uryu, polka dots tsuba (copper base, fukurin edge cover made of shaku-do, gold nunome inlay), design of cat fish menuki (iron base, katachi bori technique engraving), design of kuruma-giku chrysanthemum and mogu-sa leaves along side of mountain paths (sakudo base, gold nunome -inlay) and silver base ishi-zuki)

[ Highlight ] Izumi-no-kami Kanesada (1522-1522) was active mainly in Mino and Seki between the Eisho (1504-1521) and Taiei (1521-1528) periods. He was a swordsmith who pioneered the use of the receiving honour name, and together with Magoroku Kanemoto is considered to be one of the twin great swordsmiths of the Sue Seki school. The name "Nosada" is derived from the character "定", which is cut under the u-kan in gyosho style. (Those using the block style are called hikisada, and are found in different generations of Kanefusa and Nosada wakauchi from around the beginning of the Meiou period (1492-1501).) The skill of some of these swords is comparable to that of the Kyo Kaji Josaku, and they are regarded as exceptional masterpieces of the late Koto period. It has an excellent cutting ability, and in the revised and enlarged edition of the Kokon Kaji Biko (Remarks on Kokin Kaji) by Yamada Asaemon, who was in charge of testing swords for the shogunate during the Edo period, it is listed as a top-grade major work of swordsmanship. He was a master craftsman loved by the warlords who left their mark on history. In addition to a sword made in collaboration with Fujiwara Toshitaka (in the collection of the Gifu City Museum of History, Gifu City Important Cultural Property), there is also a sword made in collaboration with Fujiwara (Oda) Hirochika, and a sword made to order by warlords such as Shimazu Jibu Shosuke Hirotada.

References : 'Kanesada, swordsmith of the sword capital, Seki', Gifu Prefectural Museum 2018, Sword Art, No. 547, p. 13 (published as Headquarters Appraisal of Swords, No. 4).

[ Conditions ] Both blade and koshirae are extremely excellent.

[ Attachments ] Habaki (suaka-ji, gold foiled, double), shirasaya, bag of shirasaya, koshirae, bag of koshriae and NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper (issued on 14th Feb. Heisei 14(2002)).

[ Item number ] A010522 [ Price ] JPY 6,000,000- (shipping and insurance fee are not included in the price)

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