(Resident of Hizen Province Souji Iyo Hizennokuni junin Iyonojo Munetsugu Founder) Authentic Samurai Sword – 461



Blade length 70.85 cm
warp 2.1 cm
Moto haba / Width of the blade 30.8 mm
Motogasane / Thickness of the bottom part of the blade 7.3 mm
Saki Haba / Chip Width 24.4 mm
Sakigasane / Tick Nes of te bade 5.4 mm
Nail hole / mekugi ana 2 pieces
Age Early Edo period (around Kanei)
Production age “AD1624-1634”
Appraisal report Special preservation sword certificate
Special precious sword certificate
Official Registration Document March 20, 1958 Saga Prefecture Official Registration Document
Included ・ Black wax-coated sword fittings
・ Double-layered copper ingot
・ Shirasaya
Price / Cost ¥ 2,000,000 (excluding tax and excluding shipping)

The first Iyojo Souji, called Sakai Sanemon, is said to have been the priest of Tenmangu in Nagasemura (the first generation: Tadayoshi’s birthplace), and later moved to Nagasemachi under Saga Castle to sword. It is said that he turned to Isahaya Hizen.
Regarding the time of receipt of Iyo Jō, there is an “Iyo Jō Soji Genealogy” in the ancient documents passed down to the Sakai family, a descendant of Souji, and according to it, it is said to be the 11th year of Keicho. It is also affirmed from the fact that there is a 12th year Keicho work bearing the title.
The style is unique among the Hizen swordsmiths, and the ground blades boil well, the vigorous turbulence is burned, the sharp blades are mixed, and the gold streaks and sand sinks are applied. In addition, while Hizen swords in general burn hats into small circles immediately, most of them are disturbed, and probably because the central tailoring is also conscious of Soshuden, the meat of the blade is It is a dropped sword sword, and it is customary to put a unique inscription on the finger surface.

This work has a straight blade tone, which is rare for the same worker with many turbulent blades, and the hat is also burned immediately. The bluish ground iron is mixed with the small plates and boiled, the blade edge flows smoothly, the large skin is rough, the ground spots are mixed, and the reflection is visible on the whole, especially the original one appears clearly. I am.
The odor mouth is bright, it boils well in a small boiling point, fine feet enter everywhere, it becomes a small turbulence at the tip, a sand flow appears prominently on the blade edge, and as you can see the babbling of a stream, it is exactly called a sand flow. The work inside the blade is excellent, and it can be seen that it is a work that imitates the old Shizu work with a strong Yamato color.

The attached half-sword sword is a rugged black-based sword, suitable for a Takebe sword, and the rim and tsuba are not carved with high meat, but the strong figure of a goose flying in a storm is carved in one piece. , Built-in that is hard to rub. The tsuba is a Buddhist tsuba, and although it is simple, the red bronze cover ring shows its formal height.

This straight-edged old copy of Souji, which is very rare in the first generation of Souji Iyo, who is the mainstream of turbulent blades, is a relic of a collector who collected Hizen swords and Bizen swords until his death. It has been a pet at the knees for a long time, so it is a collector’s secret masterpiece that has never been sold before. Don’t miss this opportunity.

Nude weight 829 grams. It weighs 1,126 grams in a sword fitting and scabbard.

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