Newly polished Tameshigiri Gendaito by Enshu Ju Isobe Ikkansai Mitsuhiro for sale | Giheiya Japan

Newly polished Tameshigiri Gendaito by Enshu Ju Isobe Ikkansai Mitsuhiro for sale | Giheiya Japan

Item No.01-1350


Gendaito by Enshu Ju Isobe Ikkansai Mitsuhiro 遠州住磯部一貫斎光廣
Freshly polished, well balanced Tameshigiri sword


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<Swordsmith and sword feature>
Swordsmith Isobe Ikkansai Mitsuhiro 磯部一貫斎光廣、, real name Isobe Koji 磯部光司 was born in 1915 and learned under Miyaguchi Ikansai Tadahiro 宮口一貫齋寿廣.
He obtained sword forging license in 1960 and won many awards including Doryoku sho 努力賞.

This piece used to be actor Lee Murayama's favorite Tameshigiri sword which he brought into our shop recently.
Before uploading to our websites, we ordered our polisher to give a special Togi- a professional polishing which enable to recover its original incredible sharpness. The Togishi cautiously polished this blade especially at the tip where he changed the polishing angle in every few millimeters and all his effort resulted in this fantastic sharp blade.
Well balanced, stout Tameshigiri sword with a beautiful cutting ability.

<Appearance>
The wide blade has an ordinary weight and a 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) and Soehi 添樋 (thin groove) on both side of the blade.

<Hada - Forging>
The Jihada (body of the sword) is Itame Nagare(wood grain swirls) then it shows Masa Gokoro(tone) on Ha side. Coarse Jinie(darkish crystal)granule attaches on the surface.

<Hamon - Temper patterns>
The Hamon is Gunome Midare with abundant Ashi activities. The entire Ji-ha is rich in KoNie and Nioi which is quite clear and splendidly bright. The interior of temper is filled in with deep Nioi.
Boshi- temper line of the tip is Midarekomi(wavy) and turns back to a gentle curl called Komaru.

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

<Habaki-Metal collar>
Solid silver single piece Habaki with Yujo pattern.

<Koshirae - Mountings>
please check the detail pictures.

Tsuba: Iron base antique Tsuba with a motif of trumpet shell open work.
Fuchi : Coated rusty lacquered with engravings of a landscape.
Kashira : Made of Buffalo horn. Menuki: Engraved lion on brass base.
Tsuka: Covered with black dyed ray skin with Oyatsubu and wrapped with beige suede in Morohineri-maki style.
Saya: Kuro Hakeme - black matte lacquerer coated with brush marks .

<Blade Condition>
Polish: Freshly polished recently.
Defects such as openings, chips and cracks: None.


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Products No.01-1350

Blade length 72.4cm/ 2'4.5"/ 2shaku 3sun 9bu Tsuka length --
Curvature - Sori 1.2cm/ 0.47"/ 4bu Mekugi (Pegs) 1
Blade Bottom Width 37.1mm/ 1.46"/ 1sun 2.2bu Blade Bottom Thickness 8.0mm/ 0.3"/ 2.6bu
Blade Top Width 29.5mm/ 1.16"/ 9.7bu Blade Top Thickness 5.8mm/ 0.23"/ 1.9bu
Weight Blade only: 985g / 2.2lbs
Without Saya: 1,310g / 2.9lbs
Period Heisei 1997
Inscription / Signature Front: Enshu Ju Isobe Ikkansai Mitsuhiro Tsukuru
遠州住磯部一貫斎光廣作
Back: Heisei 9nen 6gatsu Kichijitsu
平成九年六月吉日
Registration in Japan 12 Sept 1997
Shizuoka Prefecture Board of Education
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