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Tanto, Shirasaya, Koshirae
KITA Sadahiro
[ Signature ] omote : Hô-ryû-ji atari ni oite Sadahiro korewo tsukuru (kaô) "於法隆寺辺貞弘造之(花押)" ura : Shôwa mizunoto-ushi-doshi gantan "昭和癸丑年元旦"
[ Size ] Blade length 25,6cm (8 sun 4 bu 4 rin), sori 0cm ( - ), moto-haba 2,61cm, moto-kasane 0,64cm, mekugi-ana(holes) 2, blade weight 196,3g , shirasaya length 41,8cm, koshirae length 41,5cm
[ Period ] Shôwa 48(1973)
[ Province / prefecture ] Nara

[ Feature ]
Form : Hira-zukuri. Mitsu-mune. Compared with mi-haba, kasane is relatively thick. No sori, tantô form. On omote, suken engraving. On ura, deep shô-bu-hi groove.
Nakago : Ubu. Yasurimes are sujikai and keshô. Saki is very shallow kurijiri. Two holes.
Jigane : Masame-hada. Jinie attached.
Hamon : Shallow notare. Nie attached well. Gunomes mixed. Hotsure, kin-sujis and sunagashis appeared.
Boushi : Yakitsume. It has frequent haki-kake.

黒蝋色塗鞘合口拵 : 書籍図目貫(赤銅地容彫金色絵)、非時香菓図小柄(赤銅地)、小柄穂(銘 正寿)
Kuro-ro-iro nuri-zaya aikuchi koshirae : Books shoseki-zu menuki (shakudô-ji, katachi-bori, kin-iroe), tachibana toki-jiku-no kaku-no konomi zu kozuka (shakudô-ji), kozuka-ho (signature Masatoshi)

Swordsmith Sadahiro had secular name KITA Hiroshi. He was born in Taishô 12(1913). In Shôwa 14(1939), he learned swords creation in Gassan school. In Shôwa 18(1943), he was appointed to official swordsmith of Imperial Japanese Navy. In Shôwa 22(1947), he established his workshop at Ikoma county, Nara prefecture. In shinsaku meitô-ten exhibition, he was awarded so many times, such as Mainichi shinbun award, Honored chairman award, etc. He concentrated to study Sôshû-den and Yamato-den. In Shôwa 46, he was appointed as an intangible cultural asset of Nara prefecture.


Referenced material : Senbatsu gendaitô meishô meikan "選抜現代刀名匠名鑑", HASEGAWA Shôichi, Zen-nihon senbatsu gendaitôshô-ten exhibition jikkô iinkai comittee, Shôwa 49(1974)

[ Highlight ] The sword is an ambitious work whcih aimed to follow example Meibutsu Kuwayama Hôshô(national treasure). From nenki time stamp, it can be considered the sword was completed on New Year's Day of Sadahiro swordsmith's fifty years old. Close to Hôryû-ji temple, at his workshop, as if based upon confucius philosophy (e.g. I know fifty and know the destiny), his target Yamato-den was wonderfully reproduced. One can appreciate its vigorous excellent workmanship.


[
Conditions ] Both blade and koshiraes maintain excellent conditions.

[ Attachments ] Suaka-ji silver foiled single habaki, shirasaya, bag of shirasaya, koshirae and bag of koshirae.



[ Item number ] A090218 [ Price ] JPY 450.000 (shipping and insurance fee are not included)

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