(Soshu) Tsunahiro (fss-375)
Date: Bunka (1804-1818)
Nagasa : 29 "
Sori: 12.0 mm
Width at the ha-machi: 30.7 mm
Width at the yokote: 21.2 mm
Thickness at the mune-machi: 7.5 mm
Condition: excellent fresh polish
TSUNAHIRO KANZAEMON [BUNKA 1804 SAGAMI] SHINSHINTď CH█JďSAKU
He is the twelfth generation Tsunahiro, and this smith was in the Suishinshi Masahide Mon. This was an opportunity for a revival of the old (swords), and he tempered with the hitatsura and midareba of the S˘shű Den. Even though the ji is ˘-itame hada, the feeling of the shinshint˘ is strong in both the ji and ha. He died on Tenp˘ Gannen (1830) Jűgatsu Nanoka (10/7), and occasionally horimono he himself made are seen.
This is a Soshu school katana made by Tsunahiro. This generation was highly rated "ChuJoSaku" in the Fujishiro shinto book. He was known for well made horimono/carvings that he did himself. The quality of this katana is very evident in the pictures and in hand it is even better. The carved dragon is very bold and deeply cut and is in excellent shape. The hada on this sword is exquisite and crystal clear with a little darkness to it that adds to the beauty of this sword. The activity in the hamon is incredible. This katana is also original length and measures a long 29 inches. If this sword was signed by the smith it would be beyond the reach of many collectors so its a great opportunity to own a sword of this quality in mounts.
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DEN SďSH█ TSUNAHIRO
Length: 2 shaku 4 sun 3 bu
April 26, 2007
Mei inscription: Mumei
Kitae: Mixture of itame and mokume
Hamon: Ch˘ji midare
B˘shi: Sugu(ba) ko-maru
Horimono: Tama oi ryu (Dragon chasing ball)
Nakago: One mekugi ana, yasurime worn sujikai
Remarks: Around Bunka (1804-1818), SďSH█ NO KUNI
This exquisite Daito comes in fresh polish in shirasaya, mounts with a wooden tsunagi and papers attesting to the maker and quality.
This sword is on consignment.
Order number for this item is : fss-375
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