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Katana, Shirasaya
Seiryuken Moritoshi
[ Signature ] omote : "巌国山麓青龍軒盛俊造", ura : "慶応三丁卯春" 
[ Size ] Blade length 69.8cm (2 shaku 3 sun 0 bu 3 rin), sori 1.5cm (4 bu 9 rin), moto-haba 3.32cm, moto-kasane 0.81cm, saki-haba 2.38 cm, saki-kasane 0.55 cm, mekugi-ana(hole) 1, blade weight 812g , shirasaya length 98cm
[ Period ] Edo, end of. Keio 3(1867)
[ Province ] Suo "周防"

[ Feature ]
Form : Shinogi-zukuri. Mihaba is wide. Kasane is relatively thick. Moderate sori attached.
Nakago : Ubu. Yasurimes are kiri. Saki is kengyo form. One hole.
Engraving : (omote) suken and tsume (ura) hata-hoko.
Jigane : Itame-hada well grained. Jinie attached. Chikei appeared.
Hamon : Sugu-ha tone. Gunomes mixed. Ko-nie attached.
Boushi : It runs in sugu. Form is komaru. It turns deeply. Ura side, there are togari-bas mixed.

Inscription on the sheath Saga-gaki
omote : "巌国山麓青龍軒盛俊造 慶応三丁卯 春 表素剣と爪 裏旗鉾彫物有之 刃長弐尺三寸強有之"
ura : "青龍軒盛俊は防州岩國藩工  其性行は師長雲齋綱俊の敬服する所、技亦妙、本刀は盛俊の生涯を飾るに足る傑作也 昭和丙寅九月 福永酔剣" (seal "花押")

[ Highlight ] Seiryuken Moritoshi was born as the son of an agricultural swordsmith in Iwakuni, Suo Province. At the age of two he became the nominal adopted son of Yamazakiya Masagoro, also an agricultural swordsmith, and studied sword making on his own at first. At the age of 36, he went to Edo and was apprenticed to Chounsai Tsunatoshi, who gave him the swordsmith's name Moritoshi. Nine years later he re-entered the art of swordsmithing, but was still unsatisfied and travelled to the Kanto, San'in and Kyushu regions to continue his studies. In 1863 (Bunkyu 3), he is said to have been appointed as a permanent member of the various craftsmen's groups by the clan government. Four years later, on 25 April 1867, he died at the age of 66. This piece is a great work befitting the final years of Moritoshi's life, when he pursued the art of sword making.

[ Conditions ] Excellent.

[ Attachments ] Habaki( suaka-ji, gold plated, single), shirasaya, bag of shirasaya and Fukunaga Suiken paper (issued in September Showa61(1986))


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