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Wakizashi - Shinano No Kami Nobuyoshi

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Wakizashi - Shinano No Kami Nobuyoshi 

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Wakizashi - Shinano no Kami Nobuyoshi "信濃守信吉"
2nd Generation - Ubu - Shinto - End 17th century - Mointing Handachi
Shape Nagamaki Zukuri Unokubi with Okissaki
Total Weight 0.920 kg
Weight without Saya 0.727 kg
Blade Weight 0.506 kg
Full length
Naked Blade (Toshin)
66.9 cm
Nagasa 52.3 cm
Tsuka Length 17.8 cm (with kabutogane)
Sori (curvature) 1.9 cm
Kissaki Length 7.5 cm
Moto Haba 2.77 cm
Saki Haba 2.4 cm
Moto Kasane                 B = 0.68 cm Mesures Moto & Saki Kasane
Saki Kasane                 B = 0.69 cm
Curvature Saki zori (Curvature toward the last third, typical of Naginata)
Type Kissaki Ō Kissaki (Big length)
Blade Structure Unokubi (Cormorant neck)
Nagamaki Naoshi shape : Nagamaki reshaped in a Katana or in a Wakizashi
Mune Iori mune (Triangular)
Hamon Midare/ Gunome Choji with Tobiyaki and Ashi
Hada Itame (irregular wood veins)
Boshi Kaen Boshi (flame)
Nakago 14.4 cm length, 1 Mekugi, signed on Omote “Shinano no Kami Nobuyoshi” “信濃守信吉”, Yasurime Sujikai (oblique), straight Futsugata, inexisting Hamachi, end in Ha Agari Kuriji
Saya Saya with Sageo of 193g, with a 56.4cm length. Black matte lacquered with an Handachi steel mounting, Koiguchi in steel, Kurigata in a gilded Shishi pattern, attach rings for the Sageo, Sageo green & yellow, existing Kogatana Ana.

Fuchi Kashira)
- Habaki : 17g in gilded copper, with an Ishime pattern on the lower part.

- Tsuka : 96g for a 17.8cm length, high quality Same, Blue Hineri Maki type braiding in chevrons.

- Menuki in Tengu pattern on the Ura and Otafuku (Ofuku/Okame) on the Omote

- Tsuba of 95g 7.9 x 8cm in a Marugata Sukashi shape (Kage Sukashi), Motive of Hollyhocks buttons.
Team Review
Study :
Mishina School (三品) : this school originates in the Mino tradition in the end of the 16th Century... The founder was named Kanemichi (兼道) from the Eiroku period (1558-1570) to Buroku (1592-1596). He claims himself a 9th generation of  “Shizu Saburo Kaneuji”. He worked in the stronghold of Hachiman, located in the Gujô district, in the Mino province. He also worked for Takeda Shingen, but in 1593 he left Mino to settled in Kyoto together with his 4 sons. They stayed in the Nishinato'in and founded the fruitful team of Mishina. Kanemichi's 4 childern, together with Hisamichi, founded the smithing group Kyoto Go Kaji”.

This blade is a 2nd generation Nobuyoshi, especially to the similarity of the signature, from Enpo (1673-1681) to Gentoku (1688-1704), Takai Kinsaburo “高井 金三郎” lived in the Aburanokuji district of Kyoto and aslo lived in Osaki. “Shinano no Kami” is an honorific title.

Team Review :
This is an impressive and powerful blade, based on the shape of a  Naginata or a Nagamaki, which reminds the blades of the end of Koto / Muromachi. It was re-cut and so lost a little of its original thickness. The polishing is quite old but still good. No smith default are visible. This is a very impressive blade. This blade having had a combat life, there is a very small opening on the Fukura. This is a very beautiful old type mounting.

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