Arihira Naginata with NTHK Certificate

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Arihira Naginata with NTHK Certificate

Kashū Echigo no Kami Fujiwara Arihira (加州越後守藤原有平)

Rare example of a Naginata by Arihira with very few extant examples. Signature: Echigo no Kami Fujiwara Arhihira from Kaga Province. Naginata-zukuri with Iori-Mune. Forged in a Itame-Nagare hada. Hamon is a Gunome-Midare that is mixed with many Sunagashi and Tobiyaki. The bōshi is Jizō style.Horimono / Engravings: on both sides of the blade are Naginata-hi that end as kaki-nagashi below of the machi area. Nakago Has 2 mekugi-ana, Yasurime are Sujikai, in an older but good polish

Made around Shōhō era 1644 – 1648

Blade length – 43.9 cm

Mounted in newly made Shirasaya

 

ARIHIRA (有平), Shōhō (正保, 1644-1648), Kaga – “Kashū-jū Fujiwara Arihira” (加州住藤原有平), “Echigo no
Kami Fujiwara Arihira” (越後守藤原有平), “Kashū Kanazawa-jū Echigo no Kami Fujiwara Arihira”
(加州金沢住越後守藤原有平), second son of Etchū no Kami Takahira (越中守高平), he received his honorary title
Echigo no Kami towards the end of the Kan´ei era (寛永, 1624-1644), itame-nagare mixed with masame, suguha, ō-notare or
gunome-chōji, many hamon are flamboyant and show nie, chūjō-saku