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Wakizashi, Shirasaya, Koshirae
Yasuhiro
[ Signature ] signature omote : "康廣"  ura : -
[ Size ] Blade length 20,4cm (6 sun 7 bu 3 rin), sori - cm , moto-haba 2,45cm, moto-kasane 0,80cm, mekugi-ana(hole) 1, blade weight 173g , shirasaya length 35,5cm, koshirae length 35cm
[ Period ] Edo, end of
[ Province ] Settsu

[ Feature ]
Form : Hira-zukuri. Iori-mune. Mihaba is ordinal. Kasane is thick. Fukura is in "kareru"(more or less straighten) form.
Nakago : Ubu. Yasurimes are suji-kais. Saki is kuri-jiri. One hole.
Jigane : Ko-itame-hada well grained. Hada in nagare-gokoro mixed. Very fine jinie attached. Chikei appeared.
Hamon : Based on gunomes in konie-deki, mixing ko-gunome or ko-chojis. Ashis, yô-s, fine sunagashis and yu-bashiris appeared. Mune-yakis are given.
Boushi : Shape of saki is komaru with hakikake. It turns deeply both on omote and ura.

"朱塗鞘松代拵" (Shu-nuri-zaya Matsushiro-koshirae)

It was considered that Ki-shû Sekidô began as Tosa-Shôkan Tame-yasu moved into Ki-i province. The school flourished, mainly during Kan-ei through En-pô. Then, most of them moved to Ô-saka. Yasu-hiro was born as second son of Tame-yasu in Kishû province. He signed his first signature as "安廣"(Yasu-hiro) or changed to it. He contributed a lot for the enhancement of Ô-saka sekidô school prosperity. Some generation of same "康廣" continued. They created the swords in same Bizen-den style, such as chô-jî midare, or ô-gunome-midare with deep nie and nioi. This swords was considered created by later generation. Due to small number of swords remained, no reference showed on "銘鑑"(meikan, comprehensive directory of swordsmiths) so that it is so valuable.

[ Conditions ] Already polished, it maintains excellent conditions. Both shirasaya and tsunagi are brand new. There are a few detached points of painted lacquer.

[ Attachments ] Habaki (shaku-dô-ji, single), shirasaya, bag of shirasaya, koshirae(no kozuka attached), bag of koshirae and certificate paper of Kurashiki swords museum (issued on 6th January Heisei 29(2017))





[ Item number ] A020217 [ Price ] JPY 250.000 (shipping and insurance fee are not included)

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