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YAMASHIRO
YAMASHIRO AWATAGUCHI HISAKUNI
                   "The Six Sons" of KUNIIYE

2nd son



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TORIN KUNIIYE GEN-RYAKU 1184
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TORIN HISAKUNI(1) SHO-GEN 1207
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HISAKUNI(2) KO-AN 1278   KAGEKUNI KEN-PO 1213   KUNISUYE     |
 To HYUGA                ____|___               KEN-PO 1213  | 
                         KAGENAGA KEN-CHO 1249               |
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                         HISAMITSU      HISAMOTO     TADAYOSHI   
                         SHO-GEN 1207   TEI-O 1222   KEN-CHO 1249


HISAKUNI SHO-GEN (f: KUNIIYE): 2nd son. TOJIRO. Same as JUNIJIN.
        Born: 1149, Died: 1216. SHO-GEN GOBAN KAJI and URUZUKI
        intercalary GOBAN or thirteenth ICHIMONJI GOBAN smith. 
        Also carried the OSUMI GON-no-KAMI title. Work seen from
        KEN-KYU 1190. 
        Known as a master of SUGATA, SANJO roots show in his 
        KO-KISSAKI TACHI that couples strong FUNBARI with a 
        slight increase in SORI at the HABAKI-MOTO. HISAKUNI's 
        early AWATAGUCHI style is likened to SANJO MUNECHIKA, who
        made round TACHI SUGATA. The blade arc, therefore, may 
        seem prominent in the upper. Made narrow-bodied 6 to 9 
        SUN TANTO. The AWATAGUCHI has moist NASHI-JI HADA with
        JI-NIE. YAKIBA: Gently undulating KO-MIDARE BA of strong
        NIE in NIOI-FUKASHI, a special AWATAGUCHI mark. Also 
        SUGUHA with ASHI to KO-CHOJI BA. The signature may be 
        thick strokes or may be thin. Two-character MEI on TACHI
        and TANTO, but his TOJIRO HISAKUNI is seen on TANTO only.
        NIHON-KAJI SOSHO, considered to be the sum of all smiths
        of his era.
     HISAKUNI
     TOJIRO HISAKUNI




































Kokuho Hisakuni
awataguchi hisakuni tachi
Kokuho Hisakuni
NAGASA: 80.4cm 
  SORI: 3.0cm 

SHINOGI-TSUKURI,IHORI-MUNE, deeply curved, Early KAMAKURA TACHI SUGATA. 
A gracious power extends through to its slightly elongated KO-KISSAKI. Thick JI-NIE and standing UTSURI graces KO-ITAME HADA. 

A long CHU-SUGU of KO-MIDARE BA in fine KO-NIE shows ASHI-IRI where SUNAGASHI brushes thick lines. 

ASAKI-NOTARE, HAKIKAKE BOSHI has a slight turnback. 

The nearly straight NAKAGO-MUNE slopes inward at the softly KIRI NAKAGO-JIRI. Two MEKUGI-ANA, signed near the MUNE. -
 A CAO resides in the lower.




Hisakuni - Kokuho

Hisakuni - Kokuho
Nagasa: 78.4cm
Moto-Haba: 2.7cm


Shinogi-Tsukuri, Ihori-Mune, Ko-Kissaki Tachi.
Extremely well-forged Nashiji Ko-Itame Hada with Ji-Nie.
Asaki-Notare Chu-Suguha of profuse Nie-Fukashi with Ashi-iri.
Omote-Boshi is Notare-Komi, Ura: Midare-Komi, both with Hakikake.
Suriage Kurijiri Nakago has two Mekugi-ana.

   Hisakuni



Awataguchi Tadayoshi - Kokuho

Awataguchi Tadayoshi - Kokuho
Nagasa:74.3cm
Moto-Haba: 2.8cm


Shinogi-Tsukuri, Ihori-Mune, Koshizori, tapers in the upper to Ko-Kissaki.
Itame Hada that runs, has Ji-Nie and standing Midare-Utsuri.
Wide Chu-Sugu of Choji-Midare, Kawazuko Choji of profuse Nie-Fukashi with Ashi-iri and Kinsuji. Nijuba and Shimaba run through.
Ichimae Boshi of Kuzureba.
Suriage Kirijiri Nakago has two Mekugi-ana. Signed in the Ji.

   Tadayoshi


KAGEKUNI KEN-PO (t: HISAKUNI):  Son and student. OKI GOBAN KAJI -
        3rd and 4th month. Titled SAKON SHOGEN. Transferred to
        BIZEN. KO-MOKUME HADA. KO-NIE SUGUHA, KO-MIDARE BA and 
        GUNOME with ASHI. AWATAGUCHI style NIE JI-BA.

KUNISUYE KEN-PO (t: HISAKUNI): Worked through BUN-EI 1264. 
        MASAME HADA.

HISAMITSU SHO-GEN (t: HISAKUNI): MOKUME. HOSO-SUGU KO-MIDARE BA.

TADAYOSHI KEN-CHO (t: HISAKUNI, f: YOSHIMASA): MOKUME and MUJI.


HISAMOTO TEI-O (t: HISAKUNI): KO-MIDARE BA.

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