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Bungo Saneyuki & Koshirae
An ubu wakizashi signed, Bungo Ju Fujiwara Saneyuki. Shinogizukure, iroi mune, chu-kissaki, slightly sakizori. A florid gunome midare hotsure hamon with tobiyaki. A deep and wide ashi iri, wide rich soft habuchi, sunagashi, kinsuji, nado. The boshi is a komaru with hakikaki, and a long kaeri. The hada is a rolling itame with chikei, ji nie, nado. Masame in the shinogi ji. In good old polish, shirasaya, an unusual silver habaki, with accompanying koshirae.
The tsuka is black tsukaito; the fuchi-kashira are married gilt dragons, an iron kashira, and soft metal fuchi; the tsuba is sanmai; the copper kozuka is in the form of a tsuka, with a gilt dragon the dominant image, and a shishi in the kabutogane; the saya is black lacquer.
There are two generations of shinto Bungo Saneyuki, rated in Fujishiro's Nihon Toko Jiten - Shinto-Hen at chujosaku and chusaku. While I do not have a reference for the second generation, there are peculiarities in the signature that fit with the first generation. He worked around Kansei (February 1624 - December 1644). He is rated at 2,500,000 yen in Tokuno's Toko Taikan, while the second generation is rated at 2,000,000 yen.
Like S0342, this is another of the proverbial, driven by a little old lady only on Sundays to church and back. This too was brought to America around 1900, and has never been submitted to shinsa. $2,500
Mei & Nihon Toko Jiten - Shinto-Hen
Sanmai Tsuba identical front & back