|Blade length||70.9 cm|
|warp||Six quarters / 1.4 cm|
|Moto haba / Width of the blade||29.2 mm|
|Motogasane / Thickness of the bottom part of the blade||7.8 mm|
|Saki Haba / Chip Width||Strike 23.7 mm, Yokote position 20.8 mm|
|Sakigasane / Tick Nes of te bade||Strike 5.6 mm Matsuba position 5.3 mm|
|Nail hole / mekugi ana||1 piece|
|Age||Early Showa period
The early period of Showa era
|Appraisal report||Special preservation sword certificate|
|Official Registration Document||May 20, 2016 Hiroshima Prefecture Official Registration Document|
|Price / Cost||600,000 Yen（excluding tax and excluding shipping）|
Hideharu Hoki, a swordsmith of Hoki Kuni Yatsuhashi, was born in Yatsuhashi Village on August 7, 1945, as the eldest son of Rinzo Fujimoto, whose real name is Kazuichiro Fujimoto. At the age of 17 in Tenpo 9 years, he served for 8 years at Nobuyoshi Sadashima, a field smith in Aseri-gun (currently Saihaku Town). I became a disciple of Hidenao Yamamoto, who was born in Dewa Province and was a student of Naoto Daikei. After 5 years of training as a sword, he received a letter from his master and named it “Hideharu”. On his way home, he trained for 3-4 years in Yamada Shinmachi, Kobe, Ise. It is said that there is a work called “Ise Kuni Yamadashinmachi Sumiichi Unsai Hideharu”, and in the 4th year of Ansei, he returned to his hometown of Yabashi Village and started swordsmithing. It is said that the swords made after the middle ages are cut as “Naoharu”, and it is said that “Hideharu” and “Naoharu” are the same swordsmith, and the eldest son cut it as “Naoya” and then renamed it “Naotsuna”.
The style is good for Bizen-den, the forging is tightly packed and plain, and the blade pattern is often a straight blade with a tight scent, and there are also clove blades with disordered eyes. In addition, [Hideharu] says that he passed the finished sword between the rain stones, dropped a large stone from it, conducted a strength test, and if it broke or bent, he re-strike it and only cut the name to a satisfactory work. ..
In the 2nd year of Keio, Motonaga Tsuda, the lord of the Yatsuhashi castle (the chief retainer of the Ikeda clan), heard this and did not listen to it, even though he recommended that he be a holding worker. It is said that he made a masterpiece by devoting himself to making swords even in extreme poverty, and it seems that the sword that Hideharu trains did not break, did not bend, and cut well, and he used Inga steel from Hino as the raw material.
Hideharu died on March 1, 1902 at the age of 69, and his tomb is located at Myokakuzan Horinji Temple in Yatsuhashi. After the Haitō Edict, he made knives, farm tools, etc. with his parents under the name of Waichi, but they also had good sharpness, and it is said that the knives of Waichi Blacksmith had a high reputation.
It is possible to appreciate the ground blade as it is, but since the sword has been polished to match it, we would like you to polish it again, and we will guide you at a price that considers the polishing cost. ..
In the photo, it seems that the scent is not very clear, but if you change it to a sharpening with a firm inner cloudiness, the bright and clear scent of Hideharu, who is famous as a sword, and the finely crafted small You can enjoy the mottled skin, so please ask our shop for top polishing. For customers who order top polishing, we will bear 50,000 yen as a polishing fee support fee.
Nude weight 815 grams.
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