Touken Komachi

Katana, Koshirae
[ Signature ] omote : "筑前住宗弘作" ura : "茶道裏千家明石宗由所持 昭和五十七年八月吉日"
[ Size ] Blade length 67.00cm (2 shaku 2 sun 1 bu 1 rin), sori 1.70cm (5 bu 6 rin), moto-haba 3.10cm, moto-kasane 0.68cm, saki-haba 2.14 cm, saki-kasane 0.42 cm, mekugi-ana(hole) 1, blade weight 534.3g , shirasaya length 94cm
[ Period ] Showa "昭和"57 (1982)
[ Province ] Fukuoka "福岡" prefecture

[ Feature ]
Form : Shinogi-zukuri. Iori-mune. Both mihaba and kasane are ordinal. Moderate sori attached.
Engraving : BOth on omote and ura sides, there are bo-his with round stops.
Nakago : -
Jigane : Ko-itame-hada well grained. Jinie attached. Chikei appeared.
Hamon : Gunomes, ashi appered. Nie attached well. Kin-sens and sunagashis appeared.
Boushi : It runs in midare-komi. Saki has haki-kake.

朱塗鞘打刀拵 : 枝菊図目貫(容彫銅地金色絵)、秋草蝶図縁頭(赤銅魚々子地高彫金色絵)、変わり木瓜形唐草文鐔(鉄地赤銅覆輪)

[ Highlight ] "宗弘" Munehiro was born in Meiji 38(1905), and his real name is Soh Yasuhiro, and his swordsmith name is Munehiro. From 1942 he trained under Komiya Shiro Kunimitsu, and made naval swords until the end of the war. The first name was cut as "宗弘 Munehiro", then for a while as "正光 Masamitsu", but later again as "Munehiro". On November 13, 1954, he received approval to make swords, and exhibited his work at exhibitions of sword making techniques and new master swords (e.g. 作刀技術発表会", "新作名刀展") He refined his techniques and left behind works inspired by those of Hizen Tadayoshi and Minamoto Kiyomaro, as well as works exploring the technique of gunome blades. He was the father and teacher of Tsutomu Soh "宗 勉", who passed on his skills to him. This work has a well-balanced appearance. It is made of a well-grained jigane, with ashis appeared gunomes. Nie attached blade pattern, which has long kin-sens. It is a sword of high spirit.

[ Conditions ] The blade has been polished. The scabbard is in good condition with a few bruises and scratches, but not noticeable.

[ Attachments ] Silver single habaki, koshirae and bag of koshirae.

[ Item number ] A191121 [ Price ] JPY 550,000- (shipping and insurance fee are not included)

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