武蔵丸吉邦
Musashi Maru Yoshikuni
SCHOOL Bushu Shitahara
PERIOD August of 1781
PAPER/CLASSIFICATION NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon 
MEI "Musashi Maru Yoshikuni Saku Kore"
"Sawada Eirin Ni Yotte"
"Shin Jugo Mai Ko-Buse"
"Tenmei Ganen Hachi Gatsu Kichijitsu"  
HAWLEY RANKING 15 points
FORM Wakizashi
NAGASA 50.9cm
SUGATA  Shinogi-zukuri
SORI Tori-zori
SORI MEASUREMENT 1.2 cm
KISSAKI Chu-Kissaki
KISSAKI MEASUREMENT 2.1 cm
MUNE Iori mune
KASANE 7 mm
MOTOHABA 3.1 cm
SAKIHABA 2.1 cm
NAKAGO CONDITION Ubu
NAKAGO SHAPE Standard with irayamagata jiri  
MEKUGIANA One
YASURIME  Sensuki



Hamon :   Nie-deki gunome midare. The nioi-guchi is thick and bright. Inazuma can be seen and ko ashi are present.

Boshi :   Midare komi and a short kaeri.

Kitae :   Ko-itame with ample ji-nie. There are chikei. Yubashiri can be seen in several areas.


About this sword :   This is a wakizashi by Musashi Maru Yoshikuni. This smith is from the Bushu Shitahara tradition. He lived in Hachioji and was most active around Tenmei (1781-1789). Miyakawa Toji was his personal name. He was the son of Musashi Maru Yoshiteru, who was the teacher of Suishinshi Masahide.

This blade is a special order, jishin saku work. The mei records the name of the man that ordered it "Sawada Eirin". The mei also states that this blade was made with the true 15 fold method in August of 1781. Needless to say, this nakago is a precious source of empirical data. The fact that this was a special order blade really shows in its workmanship. The sword has no kizu and it succeeds admirably at its aim of Shizu den. There are a few minor scratches on the polish.

This blade comes with a Tokubetsu Hozon Paper from the NBTHK, a gold-foil habaki, a shirasaya and a storage bag. A signed and dated custom order blade that is healthy, in polish and easy to recommend.

$4900





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