Gendaito Iai Shinken by Chikushu Ju Hikaru 筑州住光
Freshly polished light Iai Shinken with new Tsuka wrapping and a Saya
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<Swordsmith and sword feature>
Swordsmith Hikaru 光, real name Fujimoto Mitsutoyo 藤本光豊 learned unde So Masachika. He is also a professional sword polisher and has been working with So family.
This sword was originally made as Giheiya Shinsakuto and was traded in by the original owner.
We had the blade polished, re-wrapped the Tsuka and made a new Saya with 15cm reinforced plastic inserted from Koiguchi on Ha side before uploading to our websites.
Light and takes a wonderful balance, it is ready to be your Iai partner right away.
It has an ordinary blade weight and a width, Shinogi-zukuri, Iori-mune 鎬造り庵棟. The curve is Toriizori style 鳥居反りand the blade top is Nakamine 中峰.
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>
The jihada (body of the sword) is an Itame with running tendencies and coarse Jinie(darkish crystal)granule attaches on the surface.
<Hamon - Temper patterns>
The Hamon is Choji, reminiscent of the crests of the waves with abundant Ashi(vertical notches) activities.
Rich Nie appears in temper line then becomes Sudareba 簾刃(hamon that resembles brush strokes, or a bamboo curtain.)
Boshi- temper line of the tip is Midarekomi(wavy) and turns back to a gentle curl called Komaru.
** Lines in Boshi photo is a Hataraki - activity within the hamon.
<Nakago - Tang>
The Tang is Ubu(original) and has Sujigai file marks. Nakago end is Kurijiri shape.
Solid silver single piece Habaki in Shonai style 庄内.
<Koshirae - Mountings>
please check the detail pictures.
Tsuba: Round iron base Sukashi Tsuba with a motif of Wachigai 輪違い.
Fuchi Kashira: Solid silver set with a designs of bamboo on Ishime(stone texture) surface.
Menuki: Engraved bamboo on silver base(new)
Tsuka: Covered with ray skin with Oyatsubu and wrapped with black leather in Morohineri-maki style(newly re-wrapped).
Saya: Kuro-Tataki nuri 黒叩き塗り- a rough textured black lacquerer finish(new).
Polish: Freshly polished recently.
Defects such as openings, chips and cracks: Noned.
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|Blade length||72.5cm/ 2'4.5"/ 2shaku 3sun 9bu||Tsuka length||--|
|Curvature - Sori||1.7cm/ 0.67"/ 5.6bu||Mekugi (Pegs)||1|
|Blade Bottom Width||32.5mm/ 1.26"/ 1sun 7bu||Blade Bottom Thickness||7.0mm/ 0.28"/ 2.3bu|
|Blade Top Width||23.0mm/ 0.9"/ 7.6bu||Blade Top Thickness||5.0mm/ 0.2"/ 1.6bu|
|Weight||Blade only: 690g / 1.5lbs
Without Saya: 950g / 2.1lbs
|Inscription / Signature||Front: Chikushu Ju Hikaru Koewo Tsukuru 筑州住光作之
Back: Heisei20nen 7gatsujitsu
|Registration in Japan|| 21 August 2008
Prefecture Board of Education