Touken Komachi







Wakizashi, Shirasaya
Kishindayu matsu Kawachi no kami Minamoto no Yukihira
[ Signature ] omote : "紀新太夫末河内守源行平" ura : -
[ Size ] Blade length 54,1cm (1 shaku 7 sun 8 bu 5 rin), sori 0,7cm (2 bu 3 rin), moto-haba 3,05cm, moto-kasane 0,64cm, saki-haba 2,13cm, saki-kasane 0,49cm, mekugi-ana(hole) 1, blade weight 514g , shirasaya length 80,3cm
[ Period ] Edo, around Enpô
[ Province ] Bungo

[ Feature ]
Form : Shinogi-zukuri. Iori-mune. Mihaba is relatively wide. There is a little difference between moto and saki. Kasane is ordinal. Shallow sori attached. Chû-kissaki form.
Nakago : Ubu. Yasurimes are kiri. Saki is ha-agari, kuri-jiri. One hole.
Jigane : Ko-itame-hada well grained. Ko-mokume mixed. Fine jinie attached.
Hamon : Gunome-midares. "Ha"s in togari-gokoro mixed. Deep nioi attached. Ashi appeared. Ko-nie attached well. Tobi-yakis and yu-bashiris appeared. Fine kin-sujis and sunagashis appeared.
Boushi : It runs in sugu, then turns in ko-maru.

"河内守源行平"(Kawachi-no-kami Minamoto-no-Yukihira) was zen-mei (previous signature) of MATSUBA Motoyuki.

Signature : "高田河内守源行平作之", "豊後国高田住河内守源行平", "紀新太夫末河内守源行平作", "高田かわちの守本行作之於肥前唐津梅豆羅郷玉島川淬之", "肥前州上松浦郡唐津河内守源本行作", "豊後太郎本行七十余才作"(in Kyô-hô 12), "豊後太郎本行八十三歳作", etc.
Nen-ki (time stamps) :"天和五", "貞享四, 五", "元禄五, 十一", "享保十二", etc.

His first signature was "行春". He called himself as descendant of "紀新太夫行平"(Kishin-dayû Yukihira). He changed his name "行平"(Yukihira) later.
He moved to Karatsu, Hizen provence during Enpô era. Three generations flourished there. (According with "古今鍛治備考", from 4th generation, the livelihood was changed to medical practice).
First generation Yukihira lived at Azabu Takaba in Edo, Musashi province.
He received the character of name "本" from Hon-ami family, then changed his name "本行"(Motoyuki). At that time, he learned creating the swords as pupil of "綱廣"(Tsunahiro) at Kamakura, Sô-shû province. He returned to Karatsu, called himself "豊後太郎" in his last years. He had the character "本" in his signature similar to the shape of pine tree leaf so that he was called as "松葉(Pine tree leaf) 本行" .


Referenced materials : "日本刀名鑑" (Nihon-tô Meikan) by ISHII Masakuni, check by HONMA Kunzan Yûzankaku publishing (2003) "犬養木堂注記本 古今鍛治備考 全" (Kokon Kaji bikô)" by YAMADA Asaemon, commentary FUKUNAGA Suiken, Yûzankaku publishing Shôwa 50(1975)

[ Conditions ] It has past some decades from last polishment so that there is foggy surface, light rust and scratches. Hamon can be seen well by the proper lighting. You can consult us on polishment.

[ Attachments ] Habaki (suaka-ji, single), shirasaya, bag of shirasaya and NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper (issued on 21st July Heisei 28(2016))

[ Item number ] A060217 [ Price ] JPY 290.000 (shipping and insurance fee are not included)

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