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Katana, Shirasaya, Koshirae
Ômi no kami Hôjôji Tachibana Masahiro
[ Signature ] omote : "近江守法城寺橘正弘" ura : "元禄十二年二月日飯田右衛門尉源英往"
[ Size ] Blade length 75.1cm (2 shaku 4 sun 7 bu 8 rin), sori 1.7cm (5 bu 6 rin), moto-haba 3.44cm, moto-kasane 0.82cm, saki-haba 2.33 cm, saki-kasane 0.50 cm, mekugi-ana(holes) 2, blade weight 1,003g , shirasaya length 104.5cm koshirae length 106.5cm
[ Period ] Edo, around Genroku
[ Province ] Musashi

[ Feature ]
Form : Shinogi-zukuri. Iori-mune. Mihaba is wide. Kasane is thick. There are differences between moto-haba and saki-haba. Clean sori attached. Chû-kissaki form.
Nakago : Ubu. Saki is shallow iri-yama-gata. Yasurimes are suji-kais. Two holes.
Jigane : Itame-hada, well grained. Part by part, it becomes masame. Jihada patterns become more or less clear. Jinie attached.
Hamon : It runs in shallow notare. Sequenced gunomes mixed. Ashis appeared. Nie attached. Sunagashis appeared.
Boushi : It runs in sugu. Saki is ko-maru. It turns deep.

 Kagome-mon-iri cha-shibori urushi-nuri-zaya han-dachi-koshirae : tsuba ; design of window (renji), wild geese open work (iron) ; ensemble of fuchi-gashira, seme-gane, saya-guchi and kojiri (copper, ishime-ji) ; menuki : design of crawling dragon (shakudô, katachi-bori, gold iroe)
 籠目紋入茶絞漆塗鞘半太刀拵 : 連子(窓)雁透鐔(鉄地)、縁頭・責金・鞘口・鐺一作金具(銅地石目地)、這龍図目貫(赤銅容彫金色絵)

[ Highlight ]
Edo Hôjô school was said that they were decendants of Hôjôji Kunimitsu, native province as Tanba. Ô-mi-no-kami Hôjôji Tachibana Masahiro was a representing swordsmtih. In same name, there were two generations. Based upon its time signature, this sword was created by second generation Masahiro, who lived in Edo. He had his signature such as "近江守法城寺橘正弘", "但州法城寺国光二十三代孫武州住橘正弘正徳二年壬辰八月日奉納三十蕃神" on his swords.
This is 1,000g exceeding dynamic sword. Clean sori attached, nice form as well. Following two elements are warmly harmonized in composure ; well grained jigane, and shallow notare hamon with several changes such as sequenced gunomes, nie, sunagashi, largely transit its line below yokote. Nioikuchi is so clear. Excellent in its creation. The signature might tell that this sword was specially created by demand from IIDA Uemon-no-jô Minamoto Hideyuki. Signatures arrangement, client name placed below time signature on ura side. It shows some relation during the sword creation the client involved some. Excellent condition, high quality koshirae attached. It is coordinated and ensembled with dragon designe ô-menuki, dark blue moro-tsumami tsuka, kagome pattern crest embossed cha-shibori-nuri saya, ensemble copper fittings in ishime-ji, thick and well forged open work sukashi tsuba.

[ Conditions ]
Both blade and koshirae are excellent.

[ Attachments ] Habaki (suaka-ji, gold foiled, single), shirasaya, bag of shirasaya, koshirae, bag of koshirae and NBTHK Tokubetsu hozon paper ( issued on 9th June Heisei 9 (1997))


[ Item number ] A011218 [ Price ] JPY 1,600,000- (shipping and insurance fee are not included)

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