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Katana, Shirasaya, Koshirae
Chikuzen no kuni Moritsugu
[ Signature ] omote : "筑前國福岡住守次" ura : -
[ Size ] Blade length 72.11cm (2 shaku 3 sun 8 bu 0 rin), sori 1.8cm (6 bu 0 rin), moto-haba 3.26cm, moto-kasane 0.74cm, saki-haba 2.09 cm, saki-kasane 0.44 cm, mekugi-ana(holes) 2, blade weight 830.5g , shirasaya length 100.5cm, koshirae length 103cm
[ Period ] Edo, middle of.
[ Province ] Chikuzen "筑前"

[ Feature ]
Form : Shinogi-zukuri. Iori-mune. Mihaba is wide. Kasane is ordinal. Deep sori attached. Chu-kissaki form.
Nakago : Ubu. Yasurimes are suji-kai. Saki is kuri-jiri. Two holes. A little, hachi has been advanced.
Jigane : Ko-itame-hada well grained. Masa pattern mixed on the surface. Jinie attached.
Hamon : Chu-suguha. Ko-gunomes mixed. Ko-ashis appeared. Nioi-kuchi is so clear.
Boushi : It runs in sugu. It turns in ko-maru.

 "朱塗腰刻鞘打刀拵 : 鯰図目貫(素銅地容彫)、海鼠透鐔(鉄地金象嵌)、縁頭・鐺(鉄地)"

[ Conditions ] Moritsugu "守次" was a Kuroda clan craftsman of the Enpo period. Along with Koretsugu "是次" (a master and cousin of Edo's Sekido Sakon Korekazu "江戸石堂左近是一"), Moritsugu is one of the best swordsmiths of the Fukuoka Sekido school (which, along with the Chikuzen Nobukuni school, represents the twin peaks of the Chikuzen shinto school). He died at the age of 69 on May 6, Genroku 14. The inscriptions include "筑前茎福岡住守次", "筑之前州住守次", "筑州福岡住守次", "筑前国権三兵衛尉守次", "筑前国福岡住半三兵衛尉守次為六十七歳造之" ("Moritsugu, a resident of Fukuoka in Chikuzen Province", "Moritsugu, a resident of Chikunomae Province", "Moritsugu, a resident of Fukuoka in Chikuzen Province", and "Moritsugu, a resident of Fukuoka in Chikuzen Province, made at the age of sixty-seven", etc) Many of the works of the Fukuoka Sekido school have a relatively deep sori curved edge, and this work also has a tendency to have a sori deep curve. Moritsugu is known for his unique sugu-ha, or "head of a squid", but this work is a valuable example of his skill with suguha straight blades. The distinctive inscriptions in a mixture of block, line and slave script are also a highlight.

[ Conditions ] Excellent.

[ Attachments ] Habaki (suaka-ji, double, gold foiled), shirasaya, bag of shirasaya, koshirae, bag of koshirae, NBTHK tokubetsu hozon paper "特別保存刀剣鑑定書"(issued on 2nd July Heisei 22(2010))

[ Item number ] A031220 [ Price ] JPY 1,350,000- (shipping and insurance fee are not included)

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