Ordering number: 20371
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature: Hoki Kami Ason Masayuki
Kansei 12 Nen Saru 8 Gatsu
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo jyo ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled double Habaki.
Blade length : 44.2 cm or 17.4 inches.
Sori : 0.6m or 0.23 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.33 cm or 1.31 inches.
Kasane : 0.78 cm or 0.30 inches.
The weight of the sword 585 grams.
Era : Edo period, 1801 August
Shape : Wide and thick Shobu style sword.
Jigane: Itame-hada with Masame-Hada, Nie attached and Chikei work strongly.
Hamon: Niedeki-Gunome-midare, Togari Gunome-Midare mixed. ASunagashi and Kinsuji worked. Boshi is Hakikake style.
Special feature: Hoki no Kami Ason Masayuki is son of Ichiji Masayoshi 2nd.
Born in 1734 and was use name Mayayoshi 3rd but he
changed his name when he move to Hoki. He was dead
when he was 86 year old. His skill is better than his father
and grand father. He and Motohira was 2 representative of
Satsuma Shinshin -To. His peaces look same as Motohira
From Aoi Art: Masayuki and Motohira was representative of Satsuma swordsmith and they make a blackish sword with many Chikei. This sword has a lot of Masayuki special features. We recommend this high-quality Satsuma sword.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.