Touken Komachi

Wakizashi, Shirasaya
Mumei, Uda
[ Signature ] omote : no signature ura : -
[ Size ] Blade length 30.6cm (1 shaku 0 sun 0 bu 9 rin), sori 0.2cm (6 bu 6 rin), moto-haba 3.19cm, moto-kasane 0.66cm, mekugi-ana(hole) 1, blade weight 226g, shirasaya length 46.5cm
[ Period ] Muromachi "室町"
[ Province ] Ecchû "越中"

[ Feature ]
Form : Hira-zukuri. Iori-mune. Mihaba is wide. Kasane is ordinal. Very shallow sori attached.
Engraving horimono : Both on omote and ura sides, there are straight grooves bô-"hi"s.
Nakago : Funazoko-gata. Yasurimes are katte-sagari. Saki is kuri-jiri. One hole.
Jigane : Ô-itame-hada. It shows some changes. Surface shows its significance. Jinie attached. Chiklei appeared. Jigane shows some black colored tone.
Hamon : Gunome-midare. Ashis appeared. Nie attached well. Kin-sens and sunagashis appeared.
Boushi : Its saki becomes sharp. It turns relatively deep.

[ Highlight ]
Mihaba is wide. Kasane is ordinal. Hiraniku does not become so round. Very shallow sori attached. Fukura curve is not so deep. Jigane shows some ô-moyô. It has some blackish and clear surface. In gunome-midare pattern, ashis appeared. In tempered area, nie attached well. Kin-sujis and sunagashis appeared. It shows natural and intense finish.
In general, funazoko style nakago can be observed at the swords of Sô-shû-den's swordsmiths. The nakago of this sword could be modified later by some reason. Considering above characteristics, the sword has beens attributed to Uda school. Uda school, which had its founder Ko-nyû-dô Kunimitsu. It was considered that

they moved from Uda county of Yamato province to Ecchû. They had been flourishing from end of Kamakura period through Muromachi period, even existed till Shitô era. Apart from their original Yamato characteristics, they were known for their additional Sôshû-den style. This sword seems to be matched such their characteristics in Muromachi period.

[ Conditions ] Around habaki-moto, there are some scratches and tiny rust.

[ Attachments ] Habaki (suaka-ji, silver foiled, single), shirasaya, bag of shirasaya and NBTHK Hozon paper (issued on 25th February Heisei 31(2019))

[ Item number ] A050619 [ Price ] JPY 500,000 (shipping and insurance fee are not included)

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