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  1. Hey Rick, thanks for the message. My inbox was full, I apologize. I've sent you a PM.
  2. Hello all, I also have this lovely Kanetane Yari for sale. Please PM me if you have any questions or offers. I am looking to get SOLD. Price includes shipping and insurance in the CONUS; shipping outside of the CONUS is possible but may incur an additional charge. You can click on the pictures to enlarge them. Thank you for your time. From Aoi: Yari in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Paper) Signature : Kanetane (We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku) This sword belongs to Jyo Saku ranking. The blade was polished. Shirasaya whole length : 73 cm or 28.74 inches. Blade length : 27.3 cm or 10.74 inches. Sori : 0 cm or 0 inches. Mekugi :1 Width at the hamachi : 2.26 cm or 0.88 inches. Kasane : 1.1 cm or 0.43 inches. Era : Late Muromachi period, around Tensho era. Shape : Kera Kubi is rather long, Sankaku Yari. There is a Bo-Hi on Ura side. Jigane : Ko Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach. The Jigane is beautiful. Hamon : Nie Deki, Suguha Hamon with double Ha and Uchinoke. Special feature: Kanetane was a swordsmith of Mino province. He moved to Echizen province and was active as Echizen Ju Kanetane. From Aoi Art: Kera Kubi is rather long, the Yari was made around Muromachi period. It is typical Muromachi period’s Yari. We recommend this Yari for you. The blade was polished and has NBTHK Hozon Paper. NBTHK Hozon Paper Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
  3. Thank you! It was what drew me to the sword in the first place. That and I have always been a fan of Naminohira due to their unpretentiousness (is that a word? It is now lol) and stark beauty.
  4. Absolutely. Thank you for the suggestion, and the compliment! I hope these are better. You can click on them to bring them up in a new window which can be enlarged.
  5. Katana in Shirasaya.(NBTHK Hozon Token) Signature: Mumei(unsigned) attributed as Naminohira. Sayagaki (writing on the saya): Satsuma Hanshi ??? Jinjuro Shoji 2 Shaku 3 Sun Naminohira Senzan(Kao) (Attributes ownership to a samurai named Satsuma Jinjuro) Blade length :69.5cm or 27.36 inches. Sori :0.8 cm or 0.31 inches. Mekugi : 1 Width at the hamachi : 2.3cm or 0.90 inches. Width at the Kissaki : 1.84 cm or 0.72 inches. Kasane : 0.4 cm or 0.15 inches. Era : Early Muromachi period. Shape : The blade is rather thin thickness and width with small sori and longer kissaki. Jigane:Koitame hada and mokume hada mixed with jinie attach and shirake utsuri appear. Hamon:suguha hamon. About the Naminohira school: The founder of Naminohira School was Masakuni who moved from Kyoto to Satsuma province in the10th century. His works rarely survive so Yukiyasu is thought as the substantial founder. The school continuously made swords there until the last Edo period. The 56th of this school was Iwami (No) Kami Yasuharu who reinforced the school in the Shin-to period. His grandson Yamato (No) Kami Yasuyuki learned under Izumi (No) Kami Masafusa. The name Naminohira has synonymous meaning with the glassy surface of the water so water transporters and navy men highly appreciate the sword of this school. The special feature of Naminohira School is its traditional Suguha-hamon and well-grained blackish Jigane. This sword is oosuriage mumei and looks old early Muromachi period. The Jigane is a soft feeling nice texture. Even though, there are some Kitaekizu but not serious.
  6. Hello all, I have thoroughly enjoyed studying this blade for the last year and change. I purchased it directly from Aoi Art. It is a long, beautiful blade with shallow sori and a nicely fitting shirasaya with clip. As happens, it is time to move it on to another lovely owner. Details of the blade can be found in the first post here: I am asking 2200USD obo. The price includes shipping and insurance in the CONUS. Shipping outside of the CONUS is possible but may incur extra charges. Please PM me if you have any questions or offers. Thank you for your time!~
  7. Picked this one up, a fairly nice medium size sankaku yari. Per Aoi: Yari, Kanetane: Shirasaya whole length : 73 cm or 28.74 inches. Blade length : 27.3 cm or 10.74 inches. Sori : 0 cm or 0 inches. Mekugi :1 Width at the hamachi : 2.26 cm or 0.88 inches. Kasane : 1.1 cm or 0.43 inches. Era : Late Muromachi period, around Tensho era. Shape : Kera Kubi is rather long, Sankaku Yari. There is a Bo-Hi on Ura side. Jigane : Ko Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach. The Jigane is beautiful. Hamon : Nie Deki, Suguha Hamon with double Ha and Uchinoke.
  8. Thank you for your excellent commentary. I agree that it seemed an outlier to me too. It caught my attention due to the shape of it: super shallow sori and quite narrow even down to the hamachi.
  9. Please feel free to comment. I thought this was a very interesting blade particularly due to the length / width. With the shallow sori it almost reminds me of a rapier (I understand that this is not an exact metaphor, just the "feel" it has, no need to correct me on the differences or any of that lol). I have a translation to the shirasaya written down but if anyone wants to speculate on it seeing as some figures are missing feel free! It's my understanding that it denotes ownership of the blade.
  10. Per Aoi: Katana in Shirasaya.(NBTHK Hozon Token) Signature: Mumei(unsigned) attributed as Naminohira. Sayagaki (writing on the saya): Satsuma Hanshi ??? Jinjuro Shoji 2 Shaku 3 Sun Naminohira Senzan(Kao) (Attributes ownership to a samurai named Satsuma Jinjuro) Blade length :69.5cm or 27.36 inches. Sori :0.8 cm or 0.31 inches. Mekugi : 1 Width at the hamachi : 2.3cm or 0.90 inches. Width at the Kissaki : 1.84 cm or 0.72 inches. Kasane : 0.4 cm or 0.15 inches. Era : Early Muromachi period. Shape : The blade is rather thin thickness and width with small sori and longer kissaki. Jigane:Koitame hada and mokume hada mixed with jinie attach and shirake utsuri appear. Hamon:suguha hamon. About the Naminohira school: The founder of Naminohira School was Masakuni who moved from Kyoto to Satsuma province in the10th century. His works rarely survive so Yukiyasu is thought as the substantial founder. The school continuously made swords there until the last Edo period. The 56th of this school was Iwami (No) Kami Yasuharu who reinforced the school in the Shin-to period. His grandson Yamato (No) Kami Yasuyuki learned under Izumi (No) Kami Masafusa. The name Naminohira has synonymous meaning with the glassy surface of the water so water transporters and navy men highly appreciate the sword of this school. The special feature of Naminohira School is its traditional Suguha-hamon and well-grained blackish Jigane. This sword is oosuriage mumei and looks old early Muromachi period. The Jigane is a soft feeling nice texture. Even though, there are some Kitaekizu but not serious.
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