A Beautiful extremely Rare Naminohira Sword from the Heian Period 1156 this Sword was made in Satsuma.SOLD….


Sword from the Heian Period 1156 This sword was made in Satsuma (present-day Kyushu).
Naminohira school  Yōan Heian period Hōgen period around 1156 .
Hisu Masterpiece Kōhōhei Ho-zukuri, hermitage, broad.
Tsurume no Katsushi, Eye Nail Hole 2.
One golden habaki.
Explanation the Hadaira Blacksmith was a sword forging sect in the country of hahira, Satsuma Kuniyamayama District, and it is said that around the time of the middle Heian period of Naganobu, a swordsmith named Shōkuni came from Yamato and became the ancestor. The child was named Gyoyasu and the mon-ryū continued uninterruptedly until the end of the Edo period.
This sword is broad, waist-curved, tapered, with a thick sword with a rough shank tied to a small fist, with a pale white reflection on the skin of the board, a beautiful ground iron that is well melted and soft, a small boiling thin blade, golden muscle and sand flow finely applied, has the taste of old elegance, shows the characteristics of Kohahei and is earthy-blade and nodding sound.
In the daimyō registration of Aichi No. 933 it is a famous sword of Kohahei, extremely rare extant rough mei and inscription that clearly remains , an inscription thought to be “An” around the nail hole with the lower eye. Heian period sword with Utsubuse shape, Jigane is well forged. Heian period sword is very rare these days. size Blade length 77.2 cm (2 shaku 5 x 5 min) ・ Warp 2.1 cm ・ Original width 3.2 cm ・ Tip width 1.7 cm ・ Cutting length 2.8 cm ・ Handle length 22.0 cm Weight 626 g.
Rich in tradition, dating back to the Heian period, Naminohira sword blades embody the true spirit of the warrior.
The Naminohira Den were the blacksmiths of the Satsuma Samurai. Samurai of the Satsuma clan were respected and feared for their willingness to fight.
Naminohira swords were also very popular among the Imperial Japanese Navy.
They thought that Naminohira swords carried a positive omen. In Japanese, Nami translates to “wave”, while Hira translates to “flat”. Calm seas are always welcome among seafarers. Satsuma smiths remained active for many generations and continued to pass on their traditions.
Their prosperity continued during the Shinshinto period, when their works were influenced by the Soshu tradition.
Satsuma Samurai were an important factor in Japanese history from the beginning to the end of feudal Japan.
The feudal system, and with it the samurai, ended in 1877, not with a complaint , but with a brave final stand that became known as the Satsuma Rebellion.
On September 25, 1877, forty remaining Satsuma Samurai fell into the guns of a 30,000-strong Japanese Imperial army. This event was loosely depicted in the movie “The Last Samurai”. NAMINOHIRA Yukiyasu 行安 is the oldest SATSUMA name – one of the oldest of all swordsmiths.

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Gewicht3 kg
Afmetingen115 × 15 × 15 cm