Tanto:Sakuyo-shi Hosokawa Masanaga Zo Kokin

Ordering number: 22103
Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)(consignement sale)

Signature :Sakuyo-shi Hosokawa Masanaga Zo Kokin
作陽士細川正長造刻印  
Kaei 7 Kinoe Tora Nen 8 Gatsu Hi
嘉永七甲寅年八月日

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo-jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :silver single habaki.
Blade length:28.1cm or 11.06inches.
Mekugi:1
Width at the hamachi:2.71cm or 1.06inches.
Kasane:0.7cm or 0.27inches.
The weight of the sword:230grams
Era: Kanei 7, the Edo period
Shape: Slightly long Tanto. The blade is broad and thick. Sturdy work.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained with Mokumehada. Beautiful Jigane.
Hamon: Chojimidare, Ashi comes in softly. More Ashi especially from near Monouchi. Boshi is round and turns back in a small circle.

Special feature: This work was made by Masanaga, a son of Hosokawa Masayoshi. Their characteristics are very similar, like Yasurime in Nakago and Mei. It is long enough and looks very young. We truly recommend this one for you.

Koshirae:
Saya: Cherry blossom Saya
Fuchikashira/Kojiri/ Tsuba: Copper plate, lined obliquely.

From Aoi Art: It is very rare to find this kind of work. It was made by a son of Hosokawa Masanaga, Masayoshi, and Mei is cut at the same point of father’s sword. Time had passed and after the Haito Edict, he and his staffs lost their works. We truly recommend this one to you.

NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta

Price:550,000 JPY-.

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