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Wakizashi: Kokuin Naniwa Taikei Naotane

Ordering number : 14052 (Consignment Sale)

Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Signature : Kokuin Naniwa Taikei Naotane
Tenpo 9 nen Chushun (Spring 1838)

explanation: The Taikei naotane made this sword at 1838 middle spring Musasi province(Edo)
The blade was polished by good polisher.
Blade length : 45.5 cm or 17.91 inches.
Sori : 0.9 cm or 0.35 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.73cm or 1.07 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.85 cm or 0.72 inches.
Kasane : 0.67 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Edo period Tenpo 9th(1838)
Shape : The blade is regular size wakizashi.
Jitetsu :Itame hada well grained with jinie attach strong feeling texture.
Hamon : Niedeki Cyoji midare with thick nioikuchi and in Ha, sunagashi work.

Special feature : Taikei Naotane was born at Uzen Yamagata prefecture
and moved to Edo and studied under the Suishinshi Masahide
who came from as same as his country.
At Bunsei 4th or 5th, he got the title of Chikuzen Daijyo
and after that he got the title of Mononosuke.
The most active Naotane was making swords are Tenpo era.
Before I had Naotane Jyuyo bijyutu which is Sosyu den style very active hamon Tenpo era.
This blade is his favorite Bizen den sword which is vivid hamon and also nice Jigane.

Background of the history:
Tenpo 8th year. The Oosio Heihachiro no ran.
magistrate's officer Oosio Heihachiro and his students battled against
Edo Syogun for saving poor farmores.
Finally he killed by himself.

Koshirae :
Tsuba :On the Kiku flower shape syakudo plate, kick flowers engrave with gold color.
Fuchi :On the syakudo plate some design is engrave. Kashira:Horn.
Saya : black ishimeji saya.
Menuki : On the syakudo nanako plate, kiri moon family crest is engraved with gold color.
Kozuka : On the syakudo nanako plate, flowers are engraved with gold color.
Kogatana : Cyosyu Jyu Nio Masakiyo.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price (credit card) : JPY 1,350,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 1,325,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)