New item: Gendaito by Seshu Ju Norihide 摂州住則秀, well fitted & balanced Iai Shinken for sale | Giheiya Japan

New item: Gendaito by Seshu Ju Norihide 摂州住則秀, well fitted & balanced Iai Shinken for sale | Giheiya Japan

Item No.01-1263

Gendaito by Seshu Ju Norihide 摂州住則秀
Well fitted with new silver Kanagu, Ideal Iai Shinken with a good balance

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<Swordsmith & Sword feature >
Seshu Ju Norihide, real name Koshio Gonda 権田甲子男, lives and works in Takaraduka city in Hyogo prefecture.
He has won few awards in Modern sword exhibition held by NBTHK in the past.

Giheiya had repaired the original Tsuka and fitted a set of solid silver parts - Menuki & fuchi Kashira + a new Tsuba to match the Kanagu set and the Saya with a solid silver cover over Koikuchi.
Despite the tough feature of this blade, it gives a light feel to users and takes a very fine balance. It is a very recommendable Shinken for Iai practitioners.

It has an ordinary blade weight and a slightly thick width, Shinogi-zukuri, Iori-mune. The curve is Toriizori style and the blade top is Nakamine.
There are Katachiri Bohi(thick groove which extends to shinogi,leaves flat space only on Mune side) on both side of the blade.

<Hada - Forging>
"Mokume"(Burl wood grain temper line) is nicely mixed in Itame temper line and coarse Jinie granule attaches on the surface.

<Hamon - Temper patterns>
The Hada is Gunome-Choji and Ashi are stacked abundantly in the yakiba while Ginsuji shows up on the cutting edge.
Boshi is midarekomi, Saki-togari hamon then turns back to Komaru - Iregular temper pattern contiues to kissaki(the point) and turns back to a gentle curl called Komaru.

<Nakago - Tang>
The Tang is Ubu(original) and has Kesho(decorative) file marks. Nakago end is Kurijiri shape.

<Habaki-Metal collar>
Solid silver single piece habaki with Soyujo file pattern.

<Koshirae - Mountings>
Please check the detail pictures.

Tsuba: Round iron base tsuba with Sankosho(Vajra) Sukashi design - Vajra/ often to represent firmness of spirit and spiritual power.
Fuchi Kashira: Solid silver base, with a Sanskrit carving.
Menuki: Solid silver base, carved in the design of Kongosho(Vajra).
Tsuka: Covered with black ray skin and wrapped with black leather in Morohineri-maki style.
Saya: lacquered in black and has a solid silver covers around Koiguchi.

<Blade Condition>
Polish: Original - the surface of blade is cloudy(Kumori) due to Furutogi.
Defects such as openings, chips and cracks: None.

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Products No.01-1263

Category Katana Blade length 72.7cm/ 2'4.6"/ 2shaku 4sun
Curvature - Sori 1.8cm/ 0.71"/ 6bu Mekugi (Pegs) 1
Blade Bottom Width 33.5mm/ 1.31"/ 1sun 1bu Blade Bottom Thickness 6.6mm/ 0.27"/ 1sun
Blade Top Width 24.0mm/ 0.94"/ 8.3bu Blade Top Thickness 5.8mm/ 0.29"/ 1.9bu
Weight Blade only: 730g / 1.61lbs
Without Saya: 1,030g / 2.27lbs
Period Heisei
Inscription / Signature Front: Seshu Ju Norihide Tsukuru
Back: Heisei Gannen 10gatsubi
Registration in Japan 16 Nov 1989
Hyogo Prefecture Board of Education
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