KO ICHIMONJI SCHOOL(古一文字派)

ko-ichimonji school japanese sword

KO ICHIMONJI SCHOOL(古一文字派) refers to a group of swordsmiths from FUKUOKA ICHIMONJI SCHOOL(福岡一文字派), who were active around the early Kamakura period.

Region


Active


  • Early Kamakura period

Famous Swordsmiths from the school


  • Muneie(宗家)
  • Munetada(宗忠)
  • Muneyoshi(宗吉)
  • Narimune(成宗)
  • Nobufusa(信房)
  • Nobumasa(延正)
  • Norimune(則宗)
  • Sadanori(定則)
  • Sadazane(貞真)
  • Sukemune(助宗)
  • Sukemura(助村)
  • Sukenori(助則)
  • Sukeshige(助茂)
  • Sukeyuki(助行)
  • Yasunori(安則)

Characteristics 


Shape : Narrow TACHI(太刀) with KOSHI-SORI(腰反り) and a small KISSAKI(切先).
Hada : Fine-grained MOKUME-HADA(杢目肌) with spotted UTSURI(映り) apparent.
Hamon : Small CHOJI(丁子).
Boshi : KO-MARU(小丸). Short KAERI(返り)

Notes


  • Nearly half of the leading swordsmiths from the Ko Ichimonji school worked for The 82nd Emperor of Japan, Gotoba (後鳥羽天皇).
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