Touken Komachi

Katana, Shirasaya
Mumei, attributed to Rai Kuniyasu
[ Signature ] omote : no signature ura : -
[ Size ] Blade length 61,5cm (2 shaku 0 sun 2 bu 9 rin), sori 2,2cm (7 bu 2 rin), moto-haba 3,11cm, moto-kasane 0,76cm, saki-haba 2,11 cm, saki-kasane 0,44 cm, mekugi-ana(holes) 3, blade weight 678,5g , shirasaya length 88cm
[ Period ] Nan-boku-chô
[ Province ] Settsu

[ Feature ]
Form : Shinogi-zukuri. Iori-mune. Mihaba is wide. Kasane is relatively thick. Deep sori attached. Chû-kissaki extended form. Both on omote and ura side, there are bô-hi and soe-hi grooves.
Nakago : Ô-suriage. Yasurimes are shallow katte-sagari. Saki is kiri. Three holes.
Jigane : Itame well grained, mokume mixed. Jinie attached. Chikei appeared.
Hamon : In sugu-ha tone. Ko-gunome-gokoro state "ha"s mixed. Ko-ashis and yôs appeared. Deep nioi and nie attached well. Hotsures and sunagashis appeared.
Boushi : It runs in sugu, then turns in komaru. Saki is hakikake.

Rai Kuniyasu was born in Yamashiro province. He was considered as a pupil of Kunitoshi or a son-in-law. He moved to Nakajima, Settsu province later. Another study showed that he became a monk, called Awaji-bô "淡路房". On the other hand, there was a study that he moved to Mitachi-zaki, Awaji province so that he was called Awaji-rai "淡路来". There is a sword with nenki-mei time stamp Gentoku 2 " 元徳二年" (1330)

Referenced material : Nihon-tô meikan "日本刀銘鑑" ISHII Masakuni, HONMA Kunzan, Yûzankaku publishing, Heisei 15(2003)

[ Highlight ] Moist feeling well forged jinage has nie-utsuri. Deep sori, thick kasane and sturdy form is characteristic. Sunagashi appeared frequently. It is magnific suguha tone hamon with variety of changes.

Conditions ] Excellent.

[ Attachments ] Habaki (suaka-ji, silver foiled, single), shirasaya, bag of shirasaya and NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper ( issued on 2nd February Hesei 29(2017))
Rai Kuniyasu
[ Item number ] A120218 [ Price ] JPY 1.200.000- (shipping and insurance fee are not included)

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