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Yari, Shirasaya
[ Signature ] omote : Masatsune "政常" ura : -
[ Size ] Blade length 12,0cm (3 sun 9 bu 6 rin), nakago length 21,5cm, moto-haba 2,12cm, moto-kasane 1,21cm, mekugi-ana(hole) 1, blade weight 194,3g , shirasaya length 39,5cm
[ Period ] Edo, second half of
[ Province ] Owari

[ Feature ]
Form : Hira-sankaku-zukuri. Su-yari form. There is bô-hi on ura-side with maru-dome stop. Shio-kubi shape is in pentagon. Two out of five sides are edged off.
Nakago : Ubu. Yasurimes ; above signature, katte-sagari, below signature, ô-sujikais. Saki is kuri-jiri. One hole.
Jigane : Ko-itame-hada well grained. It makes flow lines.
Hamon : Ko-midare runs in shallow notare. Fine sunagashi appeared. There are tobiyakis on shinogi. Shio-kubi is also tempered.
Boushi : omote ; saki runs in hakikake and komaru. It turns relatively deep. ura ; it turns in komaru.

First generation Masatsune was a pupil of SEKI Kanetsune. He worked actively at Komaki, Kiyosu or Tomi-chô of Nagoya, Owari province. He was accredited to Sagami-no-kami in May Tenshô 19(1591). He became a monk in February Keichô 10(1605). He died on 18th February Genna 5(1619). There were several generations succeeding the name throuhg Edo period, which counted 10th generation around Bakumatsu, Keiô. In shin-shin-tô period, they created kogatanas, yanone and yaris master pieces as well.

Referenced materials : New Nihon-tô kouza vol. 6 "新版 日本刀講座 第6巻", audited by HONMA Kunzan and SATÔ Kanzan, Yûzankaku publishing, in Heisei 9(1997). Nihon-to meikan "日本刀銘鑑" ISHII Masakuni, supervised HONMA Kunzan (Yuzankaku publishing)

[ Highligth ]
Small size su-yari, with thick and sturdy finish, which blade is so sharp in hira-sankaku-zukuri form. Hosaki edge has an obtuse angle, yet shinogi getting higher with steep lines. It expected to stab hard things.
Clear and even size grains nie attached. Remarkable ko-midare hamon is worth appreciating as well.

[ Conditions ] It is a litttle different from each other, the position of machi between right and left. Shallow and small rusts observed part by part.

[ Attachments ] Shirasaya, bag of shirasaya and NBTHK Hozon paper (issued on 9th July Heisei 26 (2014))

[ Item number ] A090817 [ Price ] JPY 180.000 (shipping and insurance fee are not included)

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