Ordering number : 17220
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(Consignment sale)
Signature : Soshu Ju Masahiro(not guarantee)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This : Sosyu Jyu Masahiro. belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki:Gold wrapped single habaki.
Blade length : 74.54 cm or 29.35 inches.
Sori : 2,455 cm or 0.967 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.21cm or 1.26 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.24 cm or0.88 inches.
Kasane : 0,68 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period.
Shape : The blade is about 5cm Machiokuri long sword
and wide and thick with deep sori
and longer kissaki nice looking shape.
Jitetsu :Itame hada masanagare with jinie attach.
Hamon : Konie deki suguha and notare
and also small gunome midare hamon mixed.
Boshi is midarekomi style.
Special feature : Sosyu Masahiro was working for Hojyo Ujitsuna in Odawara casstle.
He made swords for his master.
Masahiro was called Odawara sosyu school and influenced to Shimada school.
Generally At late Muromachi it is hard to see the Hitatsura hamon.
Odawara Sosyu sword makers made suguha and notare hamon with sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Tsuba :On the round iron sukashi Tsuba, a bridge and a watermill are engraved open work.
Fuchikashira :On the syakudo nanako plate, flower is engraved with gold color.
Kashira: on the syakudo nanako plate, battling samurai are engraved with gold color.
Saya : black roiro saya.
Menuki : On the syakudo plate, bow and arrow are engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art:The signature of this sword is slightly different from real signature.
The blade is long blade and also wide and thick.
the blade was made at the end of Muromachi period.
The Jigane and also Hamon are quite nice.
We recommend this sword as high ranking Iai practice and Kansyo blade.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 450,000 JPY-. (including the shipping fee)