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Masashige

Product No. WA-011 (正繁) Masashige. (1st Gen.)
Sword type 脇差 Wakizashi.
Omote/Mei 手柄山甲斐守正繁 Tegarayama kai (no) kami Masashige.  
Ura 文化四年二月日 Bunka sei shi nen ni gatsu hi.   One day in February 1807.

菅原義孝壽常作之 Sugawara Yoshitaka Ō Motome kore tsukuru       

Province, area Harima.
Era Bunka period
Date February 1807
Father Ujishige 氏重

 

Dimensions

Nagasa 45.2 cm
Sori 1.10 cm
Motohaba 3.10 cm
Sakihaba 2.40 cm
Munekasane 0.79 cm
Nakago 15.1 cm

 

Registration

NBTHK Certificate Nihonto  “Tokubetsu hozon”.
Other certificate n/a
Rating Jyo Jyo Saku.
Condition Excellent condition. Blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Polished Yes polished by a high ranking polisher.
School Tegarayama School (手柄山)
Sharpness Wazamono.

Item Details

Shape Shinogizukuri, Iori mune.
Jihada koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful texture.
Sugata Shinogi zukuri, mitsu mune.
Kissaki Chu kissaki.
Kitae Itame, masame in korekazu’s style, utsuri.
Hamon Kobushi-choji with Osaka-yakidashi runs in sugu. Notare, gunome, cho-ji and kobushi(fist)-gata-choji mixed. From the Hamachi area, suguha and then gunome midairi with very thick nioikuchi and Doranba hamon. In Ha, many sunagashi, fat soft ash and kinsuji work.
Bōshi Midare and Komaru Sugu. It turns relatively in long. Round shape with thick nioikuchi.
Nakago Ubu. Yasurimes are o-suji-kais, Saki is ha-agari, kuri-jiri.
Mekugi-ana 1 mekugi ana.
Habaki Very nice double gold folded Habaki.
Koshirae Accompanied with a beautiful original koshirae. Tsukura is finished with a fine board winding, as grip on the beautiful old same.

The rest of the sword fitting perfectly fit together and make it a fair and beautiful property this old Kohsirae..

All stored in an old/antique silk bag.

Shira-saya The blade is polished and stored in a nice Shira-saya with a purple-coloured silk bag.
Additional Information The judgment on the authentic as expressed in the description above was confirmed by “Nippon Bijutsu Tōken Hozon Kyokai” (NBTHK) issuing a Nihonto “Tokubetsu Hozon” certificate number: 146397.

Provided on 平成十三年四月五日. Heisei jȗ san nen shi gatsu go hi, April 5th, 2001.

History Tegarayama Masashige was a son of the Tegarayama Ujishige who was born at Horeki 10th 1760, and moved to Oosaka and then Edo and lived Kanda area.

He studied under the Suishinshi masahide about Doranba hamon. He also worked for Matudaira Sadanobu in Ousyu Shirakawa. At that time, Masahide was well known sword makers of the Doranba hamon and many students studied by Kato tsunahide, Cyounsai Tsunatoshi, Ozaki suketaka and Akama Tsunanobu but Masahide changed to make Doranba hamon to old Koto blade which is kogunome and kocyoji midair hamon because of making strong swords.

Tegarayama Masashige was influenced a lot by Tsuda Sukehiro and continued to make Doranba or O-gunome midair swords.

Price € 10.500,–        (Shipping and insurance fees are not included in the price).