Touken Komachi

Tanto, Shirasaya, Koshirae
[ Signature ] omote : "兼常" ura : -

[ Size ] Blade length 27.3cm (9 sun 0 bu 0 rin), sori 0cm (n/a), moto-haba 2.47cm, moto-kasane 0.61cm, mekugi-ana(hole) 1, blade weight 173.5g , shirasaya length 53.5cm

[ Period ] Muromachi "室町", second half of
[ Province ] Seki, Mino "美濃 関"

[ Feature ]
Form : Hira-zukuri. Iori-mune. Both mihaba and kasane are ordinal. Very shallow uchi-zori attached. Moderate fukura curvature attached.
Nakago : Ubu. Yasurimes are higaki. Saki is shallow kuri-jiri. One hole.
Engraving : (omote) two grooves "futa-suji-hi" (ura) Goma-bashi (Acala)
Jigane : Itame-hada with some changes. Chikei appeared. Jinie attached.
Hamon : Gunomes, sharp point "ha" mixed. Ko-nie attached. Fine sunagashis appeared.
Boushi : It runs in midare-komi. Tip form is round. It turns deeply.

Koshirae : black kuro ishime-ji-nuri tanto koshirae ; kashira : made of horn ; fuchi : design of Reeds, geese and boats (iron, migaki-ji, taka-bori, gold iroe) ; tsuba : sumon (shakudo, migaki-ji, fuku-rin); menuki : design of dragons un-ryu u-ryu ( shaku-do, katachi-bori, gold iroe)
"黒石目塗鞘短刀拵 : 角製頭、葦雁舟図縁(鉄磨地高彫金色絵)、素文鐔(赤銅磨地覆輪)、雲龍波龍図目貫(赤銅容彫金色絵)"

[ Highlight ]
Kanetsune "兼常" is a swordsmith from Mino Seki, and has been around since the Oei period of the Muromachi period. He was active during the Shinto "新刀" period, when his descendants moved to Unshu "雲州" and "Bushu". This work is thought to be close to Kanetsune's work from the Eishou "永正" period, based on the form, inscriptions, and nakago finish. Kanetsune with carvings are rare, and it is possible that this work was done in response to a special request or in response to his own confidence. The carving is delicate and elegant. The form is neatly arranged and the nakago length is relatively short. The jigane is densely appeared chikei. Nioikuchi is clear.

[ Conditions ]
There is a small rust. The kozuka is not attached, so why not match the one you like?

[ Attachments ]
Habaki( suaka-ji, gold foiled, double), shirasaya, bag of shirasaya, koshirae, bag of koshirae and NBTHK hozon paper "保存刀剣鑑定書"( issued on 23rd March Heisei 28(2016))

[ Item number ] A020720 [ Price ] JPY 320,000- (shipping and insurance fee are not included)

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