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TOUKEN MATSUMOTO, PURVEYORS OF AUTHENTIC JAPANESE SWORDS

  Product No.WA-0392   近江守源国正
   Mei (Front) Omi no Kami Minamoto Kunimasa
  Area of OriginNakamura, Mutsu Province
  EraMid Edo Period

Dimensions
  Length   50.6 cm (19.9 in)
  Sori (curvature)   2.0 cm (0.8 in)
  Motohaba   3.1 cm (1.2 in)
  Sakihaba   2.2 cm (0.9 in)
  Munekasane   0.7 cm (0.3 in)

Registration
  NBTHK Certificate
Status: Hozon Token
Date of Certification: November 18, 1982
  Provincial Registration
Prefectural Board of Education: Tokyo
Date of Registration: November 24, 1959

Item Details
  Shape Shinogizukuri Iorimune
  Jihada (Metal pattern) Koitame with Chikei and Jinie
  Hamon (Temper line) Gunome-midare in Nie-deki with Yo and Sunagashi
  Bōshi (Point / Tip) Midare with Nie, Komaru turn
  Nakago (Tang) Ubu, unaltered. Sujikai with thick Kiri file and an Iriyama end
  Mekugiana (Rivet Holes)  1 
  Habaki Copper base gold foil, Shonai type Habaki

 
Additional Information: This swordsmith, Omi no Kami Minamoto Kunimasa, was active during the mid Edo Period, Genroku Era. He was a disciple of Hidetoki from Aizu. He was active in Nakamura, Mutsu Province and later moved to Edo. The shape of this Wakizashi has a strong curvature and a longer tip than usual making for a very strong impression. The Kitae is dense itame with Chikei and Jinie. The Hamon is Gunome-midare in Nie-deki with Yo and Sunagashi. On the Nakago, there are additional horizontal files marks on the upper part, which are a part of his features.

Price
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