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Naginata, Shirasaya, Koshirae
Kawachi no kami Kanesada
[ Signature ] omote : "河内守包定"  ura : "延宝四年八月吉日"
[ Size ] Blade length 38.4cm (1 shaku 2 sun 6 bu 7 rin), sori 1.6cm (5 bu 2 rin), moto-haba 2.48cm, moto-kasane 0.69cm, saki-haba 2.91 cm, saki-kasane 0.66 cm, mekugi-ana(holes) 2, blade weight 655g , shirasaya length 97c, koshirae length 201cm
[ Period ] Edo, Enpô 4(1676)
[ Province ] Yamato

[ Feature ]
Form : Naginaa-tukuri. Iori-mune. Mihaba is relatively wide. Kasane is oridinal. Toward the top, the width is not becoming so wide. A little short in length. Deep saki-zori attached.
Nakago : Ubu. Yasurimes are suji-kais. Saki is kuri-jiri. Two holes.
Engraving : Both on omote and ura sides, there are naginata-hi and soe-hi grooves. The stops are round.
Jigane : Itame-hada. Jinie attached. Chikei appeared.
Hamon : Gunome-midare. Ashi appeared. Nioi appeared. Nie attached.
Boushi : It runs in shallow notare-komi. Saki becomes sharp form. Long tempered area go downward, even mune and shinogi-ji have been tempered.

"黒塗鞘朱漆塗蛭巻柄薙刀拵 : 柄金具(逆輪・責・胴金・水返し) 黄銅製 唐草文 猪目透 透漆塗、石突 銀杏形 銅製黒塗。朱漆塗蛭巻(部分)、黒塗鞘"
"Black lacquered scabbard, vermilion lacquered leech scroll handle, naginata mount: brass handle fittings (saksawa, seme, do-gane, mizu-gaeshi), arabesque design, ginko-shaped, black lacquered copper. Shu-urushi lacquered leech scroll (part), black lacquered scabbard."

[ Highlight ] Kawachinokami Kanesada, he was called Monjyu Matasaburo and also made swords in Kyoto and Edo Honjo. He also appears to have been a skilled maker of spears and naginata swords, with many examples of his work. The swordsmith is considered to be a member of the Tegai school of swordsmiths, as one of his works bears the inscription '和州手掻包永末葉河内守包定'. Chronological inscriptions include Kanbun 11, Enpo 3 and Jokyo 3. (e.g. 寛文十一、延宝三、貞享三). This work is accompanied by an Edo period outfit, and is also worth seeing for its all-over mountings with arabesque patterns and boar eyes, and the composition of the pattern, which shows changes in colouration by overlaying or painting different parts with coloured urushi lacquer.

[ Conditions ] The sword is healthy and can be appreciated and preserved in its current state, with only minor rusting. The sword is well-preserved, with a taste of the Edo period.

[ Attachments ] Habaki (suaka-ji, gold foiled, single), shirasaya, bag of shirasaya, koshirae and bag of koshirae.

[ Item number ] A020622 [ Price ] JPY 450,000 (shipping and insurance fee are not included)

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