WAKIZASHI with KOSHIRAE

MONJU  SHIGEKUNI

YONDAI

KII, c. KYOHO 1716

CHUJOSAKU

NTHK KANTEISHO

SUGATA: HIRA ZUKURI

MEI:  SHIGE KUNI

DATE: NONE

NAGASA:  34.92cm (13.75")

OVERALL: 45.7cm (18")

MIHABA:  2.85cm (1.125")

KASANE: 0.63cm (0.25")

SORI:   0.599cm (0.23")

NAKAGO: UBU

MEKUGI ANA: TWO

YASURIME: KATTE SAGARI

MUNE: IORI

HADA:  ITAME

HAMON:  GUNOME

BOSHI:  MIDARE-KOMI

HORIMONO OMOTE: NONE

HORIMONO URA: NONE

HABAKI:  SHAKUDO

SHIRASAYA / KOSHIRAE

 

This outstanding Wakizashi was made by the 4th generation or Yondai Shigekuni.  His lineage goes back to Yamato, which was the Shodai Shigekuni's original Mon.  The Shodai and his father Kanekuni worked in Suruga.  In the Keicho Era, c. 1596, Shodai Shigekuni was employed by Tokagawa Ieyasu.  Around 1619 he moved with Tokagawa Yorinobu to Kii.  The Shodai's works were rated Saijosaku and Ryowazamono.

This particular smith, the 4th generation Shigekuni was obviously a skilled swordsmith as evidenced by this example. It is an incredibly beautiful sword which exhibits not only a  gorgeous Itame hada but an incredibly active Gunome Hamon.  There are tons of hataraki or activity to be seen in this fine example. Actvity such as Chikei, Nie, Nioi, Sunagashi, Inazuma, Hakikaki, etc., etc..   The polish is excellent showing every detail perfectly.

Fujishiro rates his works as Chujosaku for his ability and also notes that his works are indeed rare ! 

The sword comes with both Shirasaya and Koshirae, and includes authentication papers by the NTHK.

The Koshirae is in very good condition as can be seen by the photos provided.  The Koiguchi, Kurigata, Kojiri are made from buffalo horn.

There is no kozuka or kogatana included.

Don't miss the opportunity to own this beautiful and rare sword.

 

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