Ordering number: 21586
Wakizashi in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature : Hoki Kami Taira Ason Masayuki
Kansei 7 Nen U 2 Gatsu Shintan Zo Kore.
(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: silver single habaki.
Blade length:50.0cm or 19.7 inches.
Sori:1.2 cm or 0.472inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.32 cm or 1,264inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2,61 cm or 1.03inches.
Kasane:0.7cm or 0.276nches.
The weight of the sword:595 grams.
Era : 1589 Kansei era, the late Edo period
Ububa is left slightly, with an adequate Sori and O-Kissaki.
Jigane :Koitame hada gets close together well with Jinie.
Hamon :Koitame hada well grained, Jinie gets diorientedly close, becomes blackish, Niedeki and Gunome-midare.
Special feature: Hoki Kami Masayuki was a son of 2 generations Ijichi Masayoshi, born in Kyoho 18 and succeeded to the 3rd generation and called himself as Masayoshi. In Kansei 1, he succeeded to Hoki Kami at the same time as Okuno Motohira, and he gave his name “Masayoshi” to his second son and called himself as Masayuki. He passed away in Bunsei 1, at the age of 86. He was more skillful than his master, and he was one of the best swordsmiths of Satsuma Shinshinto as well as Motohira. His works have broad and long blades with dynamic atmosphere and this work is one of them.
From Aoi Art: This is a wonderful piece of art with a broad and thick blade. It has Ububa left and O-Kissaki. He added rare writing of “Shin Tan Kore”(I truly forged this). We have seen some works with this signature, it is very likely that he had made these swords with greater efforts than normal swords. Lately Satsuma swords are very popular and difficult to get. We truly recommend this one for you on this opportunity.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.