New sword 8
Challenge of Hojoji style naginata

A naginata originally no-signature, attributed to "Hojoji"

Blade length 80.6cm

Of course, no one know if this is made by Hojoji smith or other smith. The only one Hojoji Kunimitsu I have ever studied in my hand is tanto. It has a straight pattern hamon, and famous as "Hon'nami Hojoji" of Maeda family.
Anyway there is a legend that Hojoji Kunimitsu was a master to make big naginata, and this naginata is typical one what is so-called Hojoji style.

I went to the Ohtaki castle where this naginata is stored. It was displayed in the window. I was surprised with the actual blade, since it is far bigger than I imagined. The hamon is made of small particles (ko-nie). It is bright, and its pattern is choji. Of course utsuri appears. So the total taste is like Yoshioka-Ichimonji.

Ohtaki castle

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