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Katana, Shirasaya, Koshirae
Bungo ju Yamato no kami Fujiwara Tadayuki
[ Signature ] omote : "豊後住大和守藤原忠行" ura : -
[ Size ] Blade length 70.29cm (2 shaku 3 sun 2 bu 0 rin), sori 1.81cm (6 bu 0 rin), moto haba width 3.23cm, saki-haba tip width 1.96cm, saki-kasane thcikness 0.50cm, 1 hole, sword weight 748g, total length of shirasaya 100.5cm, total length of the koshirae 101.5cm
[ Period ] Edo, around Kanei
[ Province ] Bungo

[ Feature ]
Form : Shinogi-zukuri. Iori-mune. Mihaba is wide. Kasane is relatively thick. There are some differences between moto-haba and saki-haab. Moderate sori attached. Chu-kissaki form.
Nakago : Ubu. Yasurimes are katte-sagari. Saki is shallow kuri-jiri. One hole.
Jigane : Itame-hada well grained. Jinie attached. Chikei appeared.
Hamon : Sugu-ha tone with shallow notare. Nie attached. Kin-sens and sunagashi appeared. Hakikakes, niju-bas and kui-chiga-bas mixed.
Boushi : It runs in sugu form. It turns in chu-maru shape. Saki has fine haki-kake.

"黒塗鞘打刀拵 : 鉄線図鐔(鉄地据文象嵌色絵)、瓢箪図目貫(銅地容彫色絵)、桜花猛禽図縁頭(赤銅魚々子地高彫色絵)"
Black lacquered scabbard uchigatana koshirae: sword guard with iron wire design (sue-mon inlay, iroe, in iron), menuki with gourd design (inlaid in colour on copper), fuchi-gashira, with cherry blossom and bird of prey design (inlaid in high relief in red copper on nanako-ji).

[ Highlight ] Yamato-no-kami Tadayuki was a Bungo swordsmith who made swords in the early Edo period, around the Kan'ei period. His name is Nakama Banta, and some of his swords have signatures such as 'Bungo Takada ju Yamato Daijo Fujiwara Tadayuki' and 'Yamato-no-kami Fujiwara Tadayuki'. Bungo Takada does not refer to the present Takada City, but to Takada, an ancient euplet near Kokokufu, Oita City. Following the first generation, Shin Gobei, the second generation, who made his sword around the Jokyo period, and Shinzaemon, who made his sword around the Kyoho period, also assumed the name Yamato-no-kami Tadayuki. The fine-ground iron jigane has a well-forged surface, with fine nie, and the blade is carefully decorated with a double, cross-shaped blade pattern both on the front and back sides and under the yokote. This workmanship suggests that the sword was made with a particular emphasis on Yamato-den, and it is possible that this sword was made on the occasion of the receipt of the Yamato-no-kami. In any case, he is a highly skilled swordsmith.

[ Conditions ] The blade has been polished and is very excellent. The katana's handle threads are slightly frayed, but otherwise excellent.

[ Attachments ] Habaki(suaka-ji, silver foiled, double),shirasaya, bag of shirasaya, koshirae, bag of koshirae and NBTHK kicho paper (issued on 21st Apr. Showa48(1973))

[ Item number ] A020522 [ Price ] SOLD

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