Touken Komachi







Wakizashi, Shirasaya
Tango no kami Naomichi
[ Signature ] omote : "丹後守直道" ura : -
[ Size ] Blade length 38.7cm (1 shaku 2 sun 7 bu 7 rin), sori 1.40cm (4 bu 6 rin), moto-haba 3.22cm, moto-kasane 0.73cm, saki-haba 2.43 cm, saki-kasane 0.43 cm, mekugi-ana(hole) 1, blade weight 431.5g , shirasaya length 61.5cm
[ Period ] Edo, second half of
[ Province ] Musashi

[ Feature ]
Form : Shinogi-zukuri. Iori-mune. Mihaba is wide. Shinogi-suji is high (or thick). Strong sori attached. Chû-kissaki extended form.
Nakago : Ubu. Yasurimes are suji-kais. Saki is shallow iri-yama-gata. One hole.
Engraving horimono : (omote) : koshi-"hi". (ura) : go-ma-bashi.
Jigane : Ko-itame-hada well grained. Fine and rich jinie attached. It shows some white colored surface shirake-utusuri.
Hamon : Chû-sugu-ha. Nezumi-ashis appeared. Along with the border of ha and jinage habuchi, ko-nie attached, sunagashis appeared.
Boushi : It runs in sugu. Saki has hakikake. It turns in pointy togari-gokoro.

[ Highlight ]
Deep sori attached. Chû-kissaki extended. A wakizashi, its sturdy and strong form is so characteristic. Well grained jigane, jinie attached ko-itame-hada has white colored surface shirake-utsuri.
Refreshing and fine variety of changes mixed chû-suguha tempered. So fine in its finish, a healthy sword. Tango-no-kami Naomichi was a pupil of Toshinori "寿格" of Inaba province. It was said that he was a decendant of Mishina Tango-no-kami, same man as seventh generation of Yoshimichi( or sixth generation of Tango-no-kami Kanemichi). His home province was Yamashiro. Later, he moved to Edo. He was called Naonori "直格", then Naomichi "直道" in Kansei 3(1791). He was temporarily hired by Ii of Hikone province and Bishû Tokugawa. He had his signatures such as "三品左兵衛源直道", "三品左兵衛介源直道", "三品左兵衛介源直道作之", "三品丹後守直道", "三品左兵衛介源直道三拾五鍛之", "三品丹後守嫡難波介直道", etc. As the signature of creation year nenki he had "文化元年"・文化二年"・"文化五年", etc. His deceased date was on 21st April Ansei "安政" 6(1859), in his 92 years old. His tomb locates at Dairyû-ji temple at Anshu, Yamashina.

[ Conditions ] Healty form. Polish is excellent, too.

[ Attachments ] Habaki(suaka-ji, gold foiled, single), shirasaya, bag of shirasaya and NBTHK Tokubetsu hozon paper ( issued on 15th March Heisei 30(2018))

[ Item number ] A151018 [ Price ] JPY 480.000 (shipping and insurance fee are not included)

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