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Katana, Shirasaya and two Koshiraes
SHISHIDO Sadahiro
[ Signature ] omote : "藝國封内備後三次住宍戸定廣造之 元治元年三月日" ura : Zan-kan sen-i Takamurayama-bô shujin no tame "斬奸殲夷之刀為藩士篁山房主人"
[ Size ] Blade length 76,3cm (2 shaku 5 sun 1 bu 8 rin), sori 1,0cm (3 bu 3 rin), moto-haba 3,55cm, moto-kasane 0,78cm, saki-haba 2,43 cm, saki-kasane 0,53 cm, mekugi-ana(holes) 3, blade weight 1.036g , shirasaya length 114cm, koshirae (inrô-kizami) length 114,5cm (lenght of tsuka : 32cm), koshirae (Satsuma) length 121,5cm (lenght of tsuka 39,5cm)
[ Period ] Edo, very end of . Genji 1 "元治元年" (1864)

[ Feature ]
Form : Shinogi-zukuri. Iori-mune. Mihaba is wide. Kasane is relatively wide. Shinogi-haba is wide. High shinogi-suji attached. Shallow sori attached. Ô-kissaki attached dynamic form.
Nakago : Ubu. There is machi-okuri. Yasurimes are ô-sujikais and keshô. Nakago-jiri is kata-sogi. Three holes.
Jigane : Itame-hada is in nagare-gokoro. Rich ji-nie attached. Chikei appeared.
Hamon : Chû-suguha. At habuchi, hotsure and kui-chigai-bas mixed. A little ko-ashis appeared. Nie attached well. Yubashiri appeared.
Boushi : It runs in sugu, then turns in komaru.

印籠刻朱塗鞘打刀拵 : 松葉透鐔(銘 正阿弥森次)、鏃図目貫(銅地)、縁頭(素銅地) Inrô-kizami shu-nuri-zaya uchi-gatana koshirae : matsuba-sukashi tsuba(signature : Shô-ami moritsugu "正阿弥森次"), yajiri-zu menuki(copper), fuchigashira(suaka-ji)
新作朱塗鞘薩摩拵 : 波千鳥図鐔(鉄地) newly created Shin-saku shu-nuri-zaya Satsuma koshirae : nami-chidori-zu tsuba (iron)

SHISHIDO Sadahiro was a swordmith who worked during end of Edo period, at Miyoshi, Bingo province (current Miyoshi city, Hiroshima prefrecture). He had his signature such as "備後三次住宍戸定広作之" or "宍戸隼之進定広", etc. As signature time of creation nenki "年紀", there are "弘化二", "嘉永二", "元治元"・"元治二", "慶応元", "慶応二", etc,

Very strong jigane-kitae forging. Suguha is tempered. Shallow sori attached, ô-kissaki dynamic form. Machi was moved around iss-un, as result, nakago length became 31 cm long. On nakago, there are three holes.

In year Kaei 6(1853), by fleet visit Kurofune raikô, Tokugawa shôgunate was obliged to reinforce national security, especially armaments. In Ansei 2(1855), Kôbusho was established, where military training was carried out. Among the students of Hatamoto samurais, very long sword koshirae, with shallow sori, more than 1 shaku long tsuka specifically, became popular.

This sword is seemed to be created by the order of the person hanshi takamurayama bô shu-jin "藩士篁山房主人" namely. The signature zankan sen-i no katana "斬奸殲夷之刀" (the sword to conquer evil invader) shows us the confused atmosphere at that time. Two excellent condition koshirae attached. Both of them are coated into vermillion. One is in kô-busho style inrô-kizami saya with Shô-ami's iron sukashi tsuba. The other is brand new Satsuma koshirae made at Kagoshima. It is suitable of Jigen-ryû, with small tsuba, saya-dome hole.

[ Conditions ] A little scratches observed but it is excellent in general.

[ Attachments ] Habaki (suaka-ji, single), shirasaya, bag of shirasaya, two koshiraes and their cases. NBTHK Hozon paper (issued on 26th March Heisei 4(1992))






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