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Hironobu

一般情報 General information

製品番号 Product No.

WA-001 (廣 信) Hironobu. 1st generation.

剣の種類 Sword type

Wakizashi.

MEI ( Omote)

大和守源廣信 Yamato (no) kami Minamoto Hironobu. Also written as (弘信)

MEI ( Ura)

n/a

時代 Era

万治 Manji period. 1658-1660.

日付 Date

Ca. 1660.

Province          

山城 Yamashiro.

School

Unknown.

Teacher

Unknown.

 

 

寸法 Measurements

長さ Nagasa

47.2 cm      

反り Sori

1.10 cm

元幅 Motohaba

3.20 cm

先幅 Sakihaba

2.20 cm

重ね Kasane

0.75 cm

Nakago

14.3 cm

 

 

鑑定 Kantei Registration

日本美術刀剣保存協会              NBTHK Certificate

保存刀剣 HOZON TŌKEN.

他の証明書                                  Other certificate

n/a

考課 Appraisal                                     鑑定 Kantei

上作 Jyo Saku.

状態 Status

上等 Superior.

研磨 Polish

平均研磨上記 above average polishing.

切れ味の分類                                  Classification on sharpness

業物 Wazamono.

 

 

詳細 Details

姿 Sugata

Shinogi zukuri, ihori mune, torii sori.

Hada

Tightly, fine forged ko-itame hada, ji nie, yubashiri.

切先 Kissaki

Chu kissaki.

刃文 Hamon

Omote: asai notare, o gunome midare, ono uchi almost to the shinogi with tobi-yaki, followed by gumome midare.

Ura: Asai notare midare, Gumome midare, ending in Ko notare midare, ending in Yakidashi.

彫物 Horimone

n/a

帽子 Bōshi

Sugu ko maru nagaku kaeru.

中心 Nakago

Ubu, Yasuri me,O- sujikai with kiri at the shinogi ji.

目釘穴 Mekugi-ana

2 mekugi ana, 1 filled up.

はばき Habaki

Red copper base, double folded Habaki.

 

外装 Koshirae

 

A nice Koshirae with good set of Sword fittings. All stored in an old/antique silk bag.

 

自鞘 Shira-saya

 

The blade is polished and stored in a nice Shira-saya with a purple-coloured silk bag.

 

追加情報                                    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 “保存刀剣 Hozon Tōken Kanteisho” certificate number” certificate number: 308954.

Provided on 昭和六十二年九月三十日. Shōwa rokȗ jȗ ni nen kȗ gatsu san jȗ hi, September 30th, 1987.

 

歴史 History

 

Ito Gonsaemon no Jo Hironobu of Rakuyo, from the Yamashiro province, had the title of Yamato no Kami.

According the Nihonto Meikan of Homma Juni sensei and Ishii Masakuni sensei he was active in the Manji period (1658-1661). Fujihiro Yoshio sensei, who considers him to be of chu jo saku class, says he was active in the Jokyo period (1684-1688). Tokuno Kazuo sensei on the other hand is of the opinion that Yamato no Kami Hironobu was active from the Kanei period (1624-1644) onwards to the Manji period.

Although all these four authors agree that this black smith is of a Chu Jo Saku or Jo Saku level; it was difficult for me to find any signature to compare. So I presume his work was very rare.

 

 

価格 price € 8.950,–                             (Shipping fee is not included in the price).