Naginata in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Kyushu Higo Dotanuki Hyoubu.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 45.45 cm or 17.89 inches.
Sori : 2.25 cm or 0.88 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.84cm or 1.11 inches.
Kasane : 0.67 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period.
Shape : Ubu Nakago, nice shape Naginata.
Jitetsu : Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach. It is clear Jigane.
Hamon : Nie Deki Suguha. There are Ko-Ashi.
Boshi is Togaru round shape.
Special feature : Kyushu Higo Dotanuki Hyoubu is a sword smith group in late Muromachi period.
The famous sword smith is Kyushu Higo Dotanuki Fujiwara Masakuni and Kouzukenosuke.
They are said to have been the descendant of the Enju school.
But the Jigane and Hamon is completely different.
This Naginata is typical Dotanuki works. The Jigane is blackish Itame Hada.
We recommend this Naginata for you.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimatin paper : whole Oshigata.