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Wakizashi, Shirasaya, Koshirae
Tachibana Kunihide
[ Signature ] omote : "相州鎌倉住立花圀秀鍛之" ura : "安政六己未年八月吉日"
[ Size ] Blade length 59.0cm (1 shaku 9 sun 4 bu 7 rin), sori 1.4cm (4 bu 6 rin), moto-haba 2.92cm, moto-kasane 0.77cm, saki-haba 2.03 cm, saki-kasane 0.60 cm, mekugi-ana(hole) 1, blade weight 685.5g , shirasaya length 86cm, koshirae length 85.5cm
[ Period ] Edo, end of. Ansei "安政" 6(1859)
[ Province ] Sagami

[ Feature ]
Form : Ubu. Iori-mune. Mihaba is ordinal. Kasane is relatively thick. Moderate sori attached. Chu-kissaki extended form.
Nakago : Ubu. Yasurimes are suji-kai and kesho. Saki is shallow kuri-jiri. One hole.
Jigane : Itame-hada well grained. Hadame grained patterns are so obvious.
Hamon : Gunome, cho-ji-ashi mixed, which sticked to surface grained patterns.
Boushi : It shows flame form. Saki becomes sharp. It turns relatively deep.

Han-dachi-goshirae "笛巻塗鞘半太刀拵" : menuki "剣巻龍図目貫(赤銅容彫金色絵)"、ensemble metal fittings "石目地揃金具(縁・兜金・責金・石突・栗形)", tsuba ; design of house in countryside "山水楼閣図鐔(鉄地 金家と銘あり singed as Kaneie )", and kozuka "軍配図小柄"

[ Highlight ] Tachibana Kunihide "立花圀秀" has inscriptions such as "相州住圀秀", "相州鎌倉住圀秀", "相州鎌倉住橘圀秀" as such. "Tachibana(e.g. "立花")" and "Tachibana(e.g. "橘")" are used interchangeably. He is a swordsmith at Sagami around Ansei "安政". He has his signature of creation years such as Kaei 4,7 "嘉永四・七", Ansei 2,3 "安政二・三", and Bunkyu 1 "文久元", etc. It is condiered that he is same person as Yasunaka "安中". Sword is consist of relatively thick kasane, ordinal width, extended chu-kissaki and attached moderate sori. Naga-wakizashi that feels feel of weight when in hand. As hamon compousure, it has gunome in which cho-ji-ashis mixed midarebas, twined with surface patterns. Hamon has many changes with attached nie.

[ Conditions ] There is scratch partly. Extremely small spot called sumigomori in blade. In kissaki, there is tiny flaw at the top. Hira-niku and ubu-bas remained healty sword body. No rust, it can be preserved and appreciated in current conditions.

[ Attachments ] Habaki(shakudo base, single), shirasaya, bag of shirasaya, koshirae, bag of koshirae and Fujishiro paper (issued on 30th June Heisei 13(2001))

[ Item number ] A060422 [ Price ] SOLD

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