Ordering number: 21429
Katana in Shirasaya with Japanese Navy Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature: Tsukushi Nagasaki Matsubayashi Masashige,
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : copper single habaki
Blade length: 69.3 cm or 27.28 inches.
Sori : 1.9cm or 0.75 inches.
Width at the hamachi: 3.24 cm or 1.28 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.26 cm or 0.89 inches.
Kasane : 0.71 cm or 0.28 inches.
The weight of the sword: 795 grams.
Era: Showa 10
Shape: The blade is wide, long and thick with strong sori curve and long kissaki, which is powerful-looking katana.
Jigane: well grained Koitame hada and jinie attach is fine jigane like Muji style.
Hamon : Hamon is Koniedeki suguha with deep nioikuchi. There is much fine ashi and kinsuji.
Special feature: Tsukushi Nagasaki Matsubayashi Masashige was born in Nagasaki in Meiji 19. He learned how to make swords for himself, and won some prizes. He passed away in Syowa 28 at the age of 67.
Koshirae: Kaigun, The former Japanese Navy style Gunto Koshirae
From Aoi-Art: Matsubayashi Masashige is an excellent craftsman who won some awards, and this sword is also good. The shape is powerful, and the work on the blade is very good. The signature style is Tachi mei. The Koshiraie is as wonderful as the katana. I guess the owner was relatively high rank such as a field officer. Most navy soldiers passed away in warships so navy-style katana and koshirae are rare. We hope you love this work as a treasure. The result of this work is excellent, and it is considered that the skill of Tsukushi Nagasaki Matsubayashi Masashige was considerable.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper