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Wakizashi, Shirasaya, Koshirae
Mumei, no signature, attributed to Dewa ju Tadahide
[ Signature ] omote : no signature (marking) ura : -
[ Size ] Blade length 32.9cm (1 shaku 0 sun 8 bu 5 rin), sori 0.40cm (1 bu 3 rin), moto-haba 3.08cm, moto-kasane 0.66cm, mekugi-ana(hole) 1, blade weight 276.5g , shirasaya length 49.5cm, koshirae length 51cm
[ Period ] Edo, second half of, around Tenpô "天保" (1830-1844)
[ Province ] Dewa
Tadahide

[ Feature ]
Form : HIra-zukuri. Iori-mune. Mihaba is relatively wide. Kasane is ordinal. Shallow sori attached. Fukura shows round curve.
Nakago : Ubu. Saki is kuri-jiri. Yasurimes are ô-suji-kai and keshô. One hole.
Jigane : Itame-hada. Mokumes mixed. It changes into masa, especially upper half. Jinie attached in a whole. Chikei appeared. Surface shows rough and strong taste hada-tatsu.
Hamon : Sugu-ha. Shallow notare attached. Konie attached. Partly, large or rough nie mixed. Nioi-kuchi is more or less clear. Kin-sens and sunagashis appeared.
Boushi : It runs in sugu. Saki is ko-maru. It turns long.


Black colored painted kizami-saya chî-sa katana koshirae : sumon-fuchi-kizami hami-dashi-tsuba (iron), su-mon fuchi-gashira, kojiri, saya-kuchi and kawara-gane(copper, silver colored), design of goyô-matsu pine tree, katachi-bori, gold iroe
Kuro-ro-iro nuri kizami-saya chî-sa katana koshirae : sumon-fuchi-kizami hami-dashi-tsuba (tetsu-ji), su-mon fuchi-gashira, kojiri, saya-kuchi and kawara-gane(dô-ji, gin tokin), goyô-matsu-zu katachi-bori, kin-iroe
黒蝋色塗刻鞘小さ刀拵 : 素文縁刻喰み出し鐔(鉄地)、素文縁頭・鐺・鞘口・瓦金(銅地銀鍍金)、五葉松図目貫(赤銅容彫金色絵)

[ Highlight ]
Wide mihaba, hira-zukuri form. Mixing masame noticeable especially upper part of blade. Well grained jigane. Suguha tempered ko-wakizashi. Hidetada was a swordmith at Dewa province in second half of Edo period. He was a pupil of Suishinshi Masahide. He worked actively as a hired swordmith of Motegi family, Jyû-ni-sho-jô catstle retainer in charge during his master's absence jô-dai. There are signature of creation year as Bunsei 12 "文政十二", Tenpô 9 "天保九" and Kaei 3 "嘉永三". The sword which had signature "天保九年", it could be calculated that he was 56 years old at that time. This sword also seemed to be created around Tenpô, considering the style of stamp and features. Restraing the decorations, smooth kizami-zaya shows nice design. Chi-sa gatana koshirae seemed to be created at the end of Edo period Bakumatsu. The koshirae remains trace of owner at that time. This is also precious from the cultural history appreciation point of view. Attaching preferable kozuka, kô-gai and sageo, it improves the appearance.

[ Conditions ]
The sword has been polisehd already. Shirasaya made newly in a past few years. Neither kozuka nor kôgai attached. At the bottom of kurigata, which attached to saya, there is a trace of repairment.

[ Attachments ] Habaki ( suaka-ji, gold foiled, single), shirasaya, bag of shirasaya, koshirae, bag of koshirae and NBTHK hozon paper ( issued on 13th June Heisei 30(2018))



[ Item number ] A061118 [ Price ] JPY 450.000 (shipping and insurance fee are not included)

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