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Isshū

 Product No. WA-005   (一秀) Isshū.
Sword type Wakizashi in the shape of a Naginata point.
Omote/Mei Ikeda isshū nyudō ryūken (Same as Katsuhide 勝秀)
Ura Tenpô  go nen go gatsu. 天保五年五月.
Province, area Uzen
Era Tenpô (1830-1844).
Date Tenpô 5th year 5th month = 1834
Teacher Masahide.

 

Dimensions

Nagasa 42.8 cm
Sori 1.10 cm
Motohaba 3.15 cm
Sakihaba 2.90 cm
Munekasane 0.60 cm
Nakago 12.0 cm

 

Registration

NBTHK Certificate “Tokubetsu Kicho Tōken”.
Other certificate n/a
Rating Jo saku.
Condition Good.
Polished Yes.
School     Suishinshi Masahide school.
Sharpness Unknown.

 

Item Details

Shape Shape of a Naginata point.
Jihada Koitame with clear Bo-utsuri.
Sugata U no kubi tsukuri,ihori mune, torii sori, o-kissaki.
Kissaki Chu kissaki.
Kitae Tight forged ko itame hada with itame, mura nie.
Hamon Gunome ha hamon, ashi nagaku, yo, nioiguchi shimari, mura nie, yakidashi.
Horimone Naginata hi ni sue hi.
Bōshi Gumone ashi, ko maru, kaeri fukashi.
Nakago O-Suriage, saki kiri, yasuri me suji kai kesho.
Mekugi-ana 1 mekugi ana, at the sashi omote the signature, at the ura the date. (1834).
Habaki Big red copper base silver, single Habaki.

 

Koshirae With new Koshirae and winding on the Tsuka. All stored in an old/antique silk bag.

 

Shira-saya The blade is polished and stored in a very nice old Shirasaya with a purple-coloured silk bag. Sayagaki 鞘書, Name and date written in Japanese characters on the Shirasaya.

 

Additional Information The judgment on the authentic as expressed in the description above was confirmed by:

“Nippon Bijutsu Tōken Hozon Kyokai” (NBTHK) issuing a “Tokubetsu Kicho Token” 特別貴重 certificate, number: 296257,  on 昭和四十九年六月四日 Shôwa Shi Jȗ Kȗ Nen Rokȗ Gatsu Shi Hi. June 4th, 1974.

 

History This blacksmith is IKEDA SINAI, a student of the famous SUISHINSHI Masahide, which was in 1805 armorer of the Sakai clan. He used the name UNJUSAI, after having occurred as a monk, he called himself Ryuken (as partially still can be read in the signature of this sword).

 

Price on request (Shipping and insurance fees are not included in the price).

The following pictures may exhibit some reflections, this has to do with the brightness of the objects; Sorry for this.