‘dachi Gallery

Hideyuki ‘dachi

This ‘dachi was made by Hideyuki during the Muromachi era (1392 - 1573).  

It has a nagasa (cutting edge) of 127.2 cm and sori (curvature) of 4.0 cm.

Hideyuki ‘dachi

Mei (name): Bishu Osafune Hideyuki. 

Location: Kibitsu Jinja, Okayama.

Period: Muromachi (1392 - 1573).

Sugata (shape): Shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune, high sori.

Hada (grain): Itame.

Hamon (temper pattern): Gunome, midare, with a hint of notare.


This ‘dachi has a chip in the cutting edge about 60cm from the base and has 3 scratches so it was most likely used in battle.  Hideyuki was a great swordsmith of Bizen.  This sword was commissioned by Shimizu Muneharu of Bichu Takamatsu Castle. 



This page was created on Wednesday 11th Dec 2002