Katana : Satsuma kanko Chichibu Matsuyo Ichiji Masayoshi(3rd generation)

Ordering number : 19322

Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Paper)(Consignment Sale)

Signature : Satsuma kanko Chichibu Matsuyo Ichiji Masayoshi(3rd generation)
Tenmei 6 Nen 2 Gatsu Hi (February 1786)

shinshin to:JyoJyo saku :Satsuma.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 71.3 cm or 28.07 inches.
Sori :1.515cm or 0.56 inches.
Mekugi :  1
Width at the hamachi : 2.84cm or 1.118 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.08 cm or 0.82 inches.
Kasane :0.55 cm or 0.22 inches.
Era : Late Edo period 1789.
Shape : The blade is regular width, thickness with deep sori and longer
kissaki well balanced nice looking shape.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach and long chikei work.
There are two Umegane near the Habaki part. And there is a tiny chip on 15cm from the Habaki.
Hamon :Niedeki with deep nioikuchi gunome midare .
In hamon, there are many sunagashi and Kinsuji work very active hamon.
Boshi is deep round shape with hakikake and turns back.

Special feature: 3rd generation Masayosi was a student of the Masachika.
He succeeded 3rd generation Masayoshi.
He changed his name to Houki Kami at kansei 1st and lived
until 87 years of age(Bunka 14th) This signature is long characters
unusual precious data. Satsuma kanko Chichibu Matsuyo Ichiji
Masayoshi. The condition of the nakago is not well but Satsuma
other swords are like dis tendency. some one says that At satuma,
If the battle happened, samurai put the salted water in the Nakago in
order to slip out of tsuka. I don’t know whether this story is right or not but I saw many satsuba blade’s condition is not
so good compare with other swords.
I can read all characters. This signature is precious signature
and also nice sosyu den active hamon.
We recommend this sword for you.

Koshirae :
Saya :On the black saya, with Kizami and painted a dragon.
Tsuba :On the round shape iron Tsuba,
dragon is engraved with open work. the rim is covered with gold color.
Menuki : horse is engraved by syakudo plate with gold color.
Fuchi:On the syakudo nanako plate, shishi dod is engraved with gold color.
Kojiri:On the syakudo plate, a frag and arrow are engraved with gold color.
This design means old Japanese battling scene Nasuni Yoichi.

From Aoi Art:There are small Umegane on the shinogi ji but not serious.
The blade is nice Jigane and chikei and also active temper line.
We recommend this sword for you.

NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 800,000 JPY-. (including the shipping fee)

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