We have here a very long naginata with a very streamlined appearance. To begin with we have a fully polished Naginata with NTHK papers. A Koto naginata that comes in a dark rich brown lacquered Shira-Saya..
The Hada is a brilliantly forged mixed masame and mokume throughout. The hada has that slick oily appearance to the steel seen on the best of swords. No forging flaws are apparent on this blade.
The hamon is also very active. A brilliant Gunome-midare frosted in nioi. There is much activity to enjoy with many hours of viewing and studying pleasure.
There is a beautiful 2-piece gold foiled habaki that adorns the blade.
We are extremely pleased to offer this large naginata with Papers from the NTHK with 5 seals..
This is one of the nicest naginata that we have sold. The workmanship is superb and the shape of this particular blade is very unique. . The hada is well forged. The hamon is subdued and is a very elegant midare-ba with hataraki thru out the hamon. This blade has a deeply carved horimono of naginata hi that stands out and adds to the uniqueness of this work. The blade comes with NTHK papers attesting to its quality.
- Mei: Mumei
- Date: Edo (1600’s-1700’s)
- Nagasa: 23″ inches
- Nakago length: 16-5/8″
- Overall Blade length: 39-5/8″
- Sori: 27.0 mm
- Width at the ha-machi: 31.9 mm
- Width at the yokote: 37.1 mm
- Thickness at the mune-machi: 7.9 mm
- Construction: Shinogi zukuri
- Mune: Iori
- Nakago: Ubu
- Kitae: masame/mokume
- Hamon: Midare Gunome
- Boshi: sugu-chô saki togari-gokoro de kaeru
- Condition: Good polish
Asking price: $3,800.00
Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-687.
kantei-sho (鑑定書) – Certificate
Den Nôshû Seki Kanenori (伝濃州関兼則)
shôshin (正真) – Authentic
nagasa 1 shaku91 sun 3 bu yo kore ari (長さ壱尺九寸参分余有之) – Blade length ~ 58.5 cm
Heisei jûichinen gogatsu futsuka (平成十一年五月二日) – May 2nd 1999 Nihon Tôken Hozon Kai (日本刀剣保存会) – NTHK
meibun (銘文) – Signature: ubu-mumei (生ぶ無銘) (Den Kanenori, 伝兼則) – attributed to Kanenori
kitae (鍛) – Foging: mokume ni masa-majiri (杢目に柾交じり) – mokume mixed with masame
hamon (刃紋) – Hardening: togari-gunome-midare (尖り互の目乱れ)
bôshi (鋩子) – Hardening in tip: sugu-chô saki togari-gokoro de kaeru (直ぐ調先尖り心で返る) sugu-chô with a somewhat pointed kaeri
chôkoku (彫刻) – Engravings: hyôri ni naginata-hi ni soebi (表裏に薙刀樋に添樋) – on both sides a naginata-hi with soebi
nakago (中心) – Tang: mekugi-ana (目釘穴) 1 (壱), yasurime (鑢): higaki (桧垣) bikô
(備考) – Remarks: naginata
(薙刀), around Tenshô (天正, 1573-1592)
shinsa’in natsu’in (審査員捺印) – Seals of Judges: 5 seals