Touken Komachi






Tanto, Shirasaya
Kobayashi Yasuhiro, 1st generation
[ Signature ] omote : "守護牧野嘉森嘉守家康宏" ura : "昭和癸亥年六月"
[ Size ] Blade length 25,6cm (8 sun 4 bu 4 rin), sori uchi-zori, moto-haba 2,12cm, moto-kasane 0,71cm, mekugi-ana(hole) 1, blade weight 220g , shirasaya length 40,5cm
[ Period ] Showa 58(1983)
[ Province ] Yamanashi prefecutre

[ Feature ]
Form : Kanmuri-otoshi-zukuri. Iori-mune. Kasane is relatively thick compared with mihaba. Uchi-zori attached form. There are naginata-his on omote and ura side. Soe-hi engraved as well.
Nakago : Ubu. Yasurimes are kiri. Saki is shallow kuri-jiri. One hole.
Jigane : Ko-mokumes well grained.
Hamon : Nioi deki In sugu tone. Very shallow notare and has in ko-gunome like shape mixed. Long kinsen appeared.
Boushi : It runs in sugu, then turns in round.

First generation KOBAYASHI Yasuhiro was born at Toyotomi village, Yatsushiro county, Yamanashi prefecture on 7th March Taishô 3(1914). When he was over 50 years old, he began to learn creating the swords under AKIMOTO Akitomo besides running the company. In Showa 43(1968), he started to creat the swords at Takanawa, Tokyo. He searched for suitable place of natural air blow steel manufacturing. At last, in Showa 55(1980), he established workshop at Nagasaka town, Yamanashi prefecture(current Nagasaka town, Kitamori city), started experimental steel foging by uphill kiln. He died in his 73 years old, 20th May Showa 62(1987).

Referenced materials : Illustrated catalog of an exhibition "after 25 years after his death swordsmith KOBAYASHI Yasuhiro's posthumous works - achievement point of jigane study of Kotô - " (2012)

[ Conditions ] There is a kitae-ware around kissaki of ura side. Around monouchi of omote side, there is hike in side slipping state. A tiny rust at machi-ue. Polishing condition shows foggy surface.

[ Attachments ] Habaki (silver jigane, gold plated, single), shirasaya, bag of shirasaya and NBTHK Hozon paper (issued on 23rd March Heisei28(2016))


[ Item number ] A040417 [ Price ] JPY 190.000 (shipping and insurance fee are not included)

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