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Tsukushi Naginata, Koshirae
[ Signature ] omote : no signature ura : -
[ Size ] Blade length 56,66cm (1 shaku 8 sun 7 bu 0 rin), sori 3,6cm (1 sun 1 bu), moto-haba 2,18cm, moto-kasane 0,79cm, saki-haba 3,24 cm, saki-kasane 0,68 cm, mekugi-ana(hole) 1, blade weight 849g , shirasaya length 176cm
[ Period ] Muromachi

[ Feature ]
Form : Tsukushi-naginata. Iori-mune. Kasane is thick. Shinogi-haba is wide. Mune side of shinogi-ji is reduced it thickness becoming uno-kubi atmosphere. High shinogi attached. Saki has a relatively wide width. Deep saki-zori attached.
Nakago : One small nakago, which hole used for connecting to tsuka using mekugi. Additionally, there are 1) a bolt-like part ,which fix the ring portion, where tsuka inserted like nata hatchet, and 2) the mekugi, reinforce it.

Jigane : Ko-itame-hada well grained. Jinie attached. Shirake-utsuri is remakable.
Hamon : Nie-deki. In ko-midare hamon, notare and ko-gunomes mixed. Kinsen, sunagashis and tobiyakis appeared.
Boushi : For omote side, it runs in midare-komi. Saki turns in togari-gokoro.

[ Highlight ]
Naginata was considered as a variant of Shô-sô-in teboko pike, came into smooth line. The arm in order to mow the objects. It was one of most important arm used from later half of Heian period through Kamakura period. Chikushi Naginata does not have nakago, used for normal naginata, but insert its holder into tsuka like hatchet.

The origin of name Chikushi Naginata, Mr. FUKUNAGA Suiken has introduced, Ô-tomo feudal lord used them extensively and he considered that there was a kind of back and forth of arm between Korean peninsula and Chikushi area, since there was a similar arms that were unearthed at Korea. (cf. "日本刀大百科事典" Yû-zan-kaku Heisei 5)

The naginata at Tsuboi Hachimangû(current Tsû-hô-ji temple) at Komagaya, Kawachi province(current Habikino city, Ôsaka prefecture), which was said as Jingû Kôgô owned, was same type from shown naginata.

This naginata is stored into old koshirae with long hilt. Iron made ishizuki is not like ginkgo tree leaf shape but axe. It is considerable that koshirae put it high priority on practicability. It is precious that this naginata shows real shape of Chikushi Naginata. Hamon has natural variety and change. Nie shows its evenness and clearness.

[ Conditions ] Old polishment. There are some pale rusts.

[ Attachments ] Koshirae

[ Item number ] A120818 [ Price ] SOLD

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