NAKAJIMA RAI SCHOOL(中島来派)

nakajima rai school japanese sword

NAKAJIMA RAI SCHOOL(中島来派) was a Japanese sword school founded by Kuninaga (国長) at Nakajima of Settsu province.

Region


Active


  • Kamakura period to Nanbokucho period.

Famous Swordsmiths from the school


  • Kuninaga(国長)*school founder.

Characteristics 


Shape : TACHI(太刀) or TANTO (短刀). Wide blade, IKUBI-KISSAKI(猪首切先), TORII-SORI(鳥居反り).
Hada : Rough ITAME-HADA(板目肌) mixed with MASAME-HADA(柾目肌).

Hamon : NIE-DEKI(沸出来), SUGUHA(直刃) or NOTARE(のたれ).
BoshiHAKIKAKE(掃掛け)YAKIZUME(焼詰) or MIDARE-KOMI(乱れ込み)

Notes


  • The founder Kuninaga was one of the famous smiths of the RAI SCHOOL(来派). Around 1330, the smith moved to Nakajima of Settsu province where he founded the Nakajima Rai school.
  • Kuninaga is said to have been a son or a student of Kunitoshi(国俊) from the Rai school.
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