Wakizashi : Ecchu Kami Masatoshi(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering number: AS23104

Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Signature: Ecchu Kami Masatoshi
越中守正俊

Shinto: Jyo Jyo saku: Wazamono: Yamashiro
(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 is polished.
Habaki: single copper
Blade length:51.3cm or 20.19 inches.
Sori:1.4cm or 0.55 inches.
Mekugi:1
Width at the hamachi:3.18cm or 1.25 inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.34cm or 0.92 inches.
Kasane:0.64cm or 0.25inches.
The weight of the sword:510grams
Era: The Genna era, the Edo period
Shape: The blade is broad and thick with deep Sori and longer Kissaki. Well-shaped Wakizashi.
Jigane: Koitamehada is dense with Jinie. Beautiful Jigane.
Hamon: Niedeki Gunomemidare with deep Nioikuchi. Sharp Gunome comes in. Boshi is like Sansaku.

Special feature: The fourth son of Kanemichi in Seki.
In the Bunroku era, he moved in Kyoto with Kinmichi, Yoshimichi,
and Rai Kinmichi and lived in Toin in the west area. He was approved as Ecchu Kami.

Koshirae:
Tsuba: Iron, flower is engrabed.
Fuchikashirae: Shakudo, some pattern is engraved.
Saya: Black color.
Menuki: Shakudo plate.
Kozuka Kogatana: Shakudo Nanako, kettle is engraved with gold color.

From Aoi Art: Ecchu Kami Masatoshi was the fourth son of Kanemichi in Seki.
He worked hard and was allowed to engrave a chrysanthemum crest
by the Imperial Family. Chrysanthemum crests started from the 2nd generation,
so the 1st Mei has no chrysanthemum crests. This swordsmith is regarded as Wazamono and very sharp.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta
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Auction Starting Price:500,000 JPY-.

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