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Yari, Shirasaya, Koshirae
Oku Izumi no kami Tadashige
[ Signature ] omote : Oku Izumi no kami Tadashige tsukuru "奥和泉守忠重作" ura : -
[ Size ] Blade length 11.2cm ( 3 sun 6 bu 9 rin), moto-haba 1.64cm, moto-kasane 1.47cm, mekugi-ana(hole) 1, blade weight 155.1g , shirasaya length 59cm, koshirae length 205cm
[ Period ] Edo, second half of
[ Province ] Satsuma

[ Feature ]
Form : Sei-sanaku (equilateral triangle) tsukuri. Kera-kubi is short. Saki becomes narrower and so sharp. Small-sized yari.
Horimono : All threes sides have bô-"hi" in the center. They stop in round maru-dome.
Nakago : Suri-age. Saki is kiri. Yasurimes are suji-kais. Two holes.
Jigane : Itame-hada well grained. Part by part, it shows changes, showing its grained patterns in surface. Jinie attached.
Hamon : Sugu-ha. Ko-gunome mixed. Ko-ashis and sunagashis appeared. Nie attached.
Boushi : It runs in sugu. Saki becomes more or less pointy.

Yari koshirae, cross in the circle family crest : kuchigane (copper base); tsuka metal fittings (shakudô base, gold iroe, cross in the circle family crest, bore eye inome openwork sukashi); ishizuki(iron); seme kanagu (arabesque design); tsuka (oak); scabbard saya (vermilion-lacquered, tataki-nuri painting technique)
"丸に十文字家紋槍拵 : 口金(銅地)、柄金具(赤銅地金色絵、丸に十文字家紋、猪目透)、石突(鉄地)、責金具(唐草文)、樫柄、朱漆叩塗鞘"

[ Highlight ]
Oku Izumi-no-kami Tadashige was a child of Oku Tadakiyo. He was a swordsmith in Satsuma province. A pupil of Tsuda Sukehiro. He had his signature sho-mei as Tani-yama-jû Naminohira Tadashige "谷山住波平忠重". Later he had Hideoki "秀興". His deceased year was Kyô-hô "享保" 5 (1720), 63 years old. (There are several views on the year of his death). His swords are known and famous for their cutting edge. This yari has three direction tempered area. So sharp equilateral triangle sei-sanaku tsukuri yari. Gorgeous yari-goshirae with cross in the circle family crest attached.

[ Conditions ]
Excellent.

[ Attachments ] Shirasaya, bag of shirasaya, koshirae, bag of koshirae and NBTHK Hozon paper ( issued on 2nd July Heisei 22(2010))



[ Item number ] A081218 [ Price ] JPY 250,000 (shipping and insurance fee are not included)

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