NAGINATA NAOSHI

SHIMOHARA HIROSHIGE

SHINTO

c. KANBUN 1661

MUSASHI PROVENCE

CHUSAKU

SUGATA: NAGINATA NAOSHI

MEI:  BUSHU SHIMOHARA JU HIROSHIGE

DATE: NONE

NAGASA: 55.08cm (21.6875")

OVERALL: 71.91cm (28.3125")

MIHABA: 3.33cm (1.3125")

KASANE: 0.635cm (0.25")

SORI: 0.953cm (0.375")

NAKAGO: O-SURIAGE

MEKUGI ANA: ONE

YASURIME: INDISTINGUISHABLE

MUNE: UNOKUBI ZUKURI

HADA: ITAME / MASAME

HAMON: GUNOME MIDARE

BOSHI: MIDARE KOMI

HORIMONO OMOTE: NAGINATA-HI

HORIMONO URA: NAGINATA-HI

HABAKI: ONE PIECE SILVER

SHIRASAYA

 

NAGINATA NAOSHI

SHIMOHARA HIROSHIGE

CHUSAKU

Shimohara Hiroshige was of the Shimohara Ha and is said to be the same person as Sagami no Kami Hiroshige.

His works are rated Chusaku by Fujishiro.

 

The state of polish is near excellent providing a great study opportunity. The  hada is itame with masame mix and there are many chikei along with a sprinkling of ji-nie. The hamon is gunome midare with ashi, ko-ashi, ara nie, sunagashi,  nie hotsure and more.  The boshi is midare komi. There are a few small flaws which may include but are not limited to areas of light scuffing, hike kizu or surface scratches, kitte/hada ware or openings, loose grain, pitting, stains, etc.. All are clearly shown in the provided photographs.

Please note, the loose areas seen in the shinogi area do not stand out so intensely in hand.  The lights used for photographing the swords reflects dramatically on every tiny crevice making it look much worse than it is.  Unfortunately, I do not know how to prevent this from occurring.

Comes in Shirasaya with Ivory Hatome.

Overall for the price this sword is a great bargain.

 

$1750

SOLD

You may remember this one, as it was listed here recently. The owner has decided to trade up and would like to move this one.  Previously it was listed at $1950. The current asking price is exactly what it was purchased for a few months ago. The price is firm.

 

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