nobukatsu jumonji yari with original koshirae , shirasaya and leather saya cover with kamon , NTHK certificate

Well forged Jumonji Yari in full polish , Comes with original pole , Saya with Mon and leather saya cover, Mounted in Shirasaya

Higo Enju Nobukatsu (肥後 延寿宣勝) ‒ Enju Nobukatsu from Higo province

Nagasa 8 sun 3 bu kore ari (⻑さ八寸三分有之) ‒ Blade length ~ 25.1 cm

Signature: Enju Nobukatsu saku ‒ Kaei gannen sangatsu hi

(延寿宣勝作・嘉永元年三月日) ‒ “Made by Enju Nobukatsu
on a day in the third month of Kaei one (1848)”

Tsukurikomi (造り込み) ‒ Shape: Chidori-Jūmonji-zukuri

Kitae (鍛) ‒ Forging: dense Itame

Hamon (刃紋) ‒ Hardening: chū-Suguha

Bōshi (鋩子) ‒ Hardening in tip: Sugu with Kaeri

Nakago (中心) ‒ Tang: mekugi-ana (目釘穴) 2, yasurime (鑢): Sujikai

 

NOBUKATSU (宣勝), Bunkyū (文久, 1861-1864), Higo – “Enju Nobukatsu” (延寿宣勝), “Tōhi Yūfu-jū Takenaga Kizō ́emon no Jō Enju Nobukatsu saku” (東肥熊府住武永喜三右衛門尉延寿宣勝作), real name Takenaga Kizō ́emon (武永喜三右衛門), he was a smith of Higo ́s Kumamoto fief (熊本藩) which he also signed by its other name Yūfu (熊府), he came originally from Mimasaka province where he had been a student of Tada Masatoshi (多田正利), he moved later to Edo and studied under Hosokawa Masayoshi (細川正義), we know blades from the end of the Tenpō (天保, 1830-1844) until the Meiji era (明治, 1868-1912), he died in Meiji four (1871) at the age of 75