Order number : 17109
Wakizashi in Shirasaya, with Koshirae. (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Kikumon Eccyu Kami Masatoshi 3rd generation.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Eccyu Kami Masatoshi 3rd belongs to Jyo-Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Habaki : Gold color single habaki.
Blade length : 47.2 cm or 18.58 inches.
Sori : 1.4 cm or 0.55 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.04 cm or 1.19 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.15 cm or 0.84 inches.
Kasane : 0.71cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Edo period Tenna era.
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick with suitable sori and longer kissaki nice looking shape.
Jigane : Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful Yamasiro texture.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha from the Hamachi and then gunome midare with thick nioikuchi and ashi,
sunagashi scatter and then suguha with thick nioikuchi to kissaki area.
Boshi is sansaku style and turn back.
Special feature : 3rd generation Eccyu Kami Masatoshi is called To saburo who belonges to one of the Kyo 5 Bankaji.
Fiest generation Masatoshi, Iga kami Kinmichi and Tanba Kami Yoshimichi moved to Kyoto from Mino province.
At that place they worked very hardly and achieved high reputation and got the permission to issue the title of Kami, daijyo, and so on.
So many swordsmith in all of Japan must go to Kyoto and get the title of Kami and Daijyo.
I think the view that many sword makers visiting them and want to receive the title is amazing.
They could use high quality Yamashiro Tamahagane for making swords.
This sword is high quality Jigane and wonderful active hamon which remind us the sceanary of landscape.
From the Hamachi, ocean wave and then mountains and after that forest to the Kissaki area.
Anyway the blade is good sword without Kizu and flow.
We recommedn this sword for you.
Tsuba : On the iron round Tsuba, the Karakusa pattern is engraved in openwork.
Fuchikashira : On shakudou nanakoji plate, waves is engraved and inlayed with gold color.
Saya : Ishimeji Saya
Menuki : On the Shakudo plate, lobster is engraved with gold color.
Historical background : At Tenna second December 28 (1682December 28)the big fire occurred at the temple at
Komagome and continued the fire frm the noon to next day 5 oclock in the morning and died about 3500 person victims.
So many peaple escaped and stayed many places.
Grocer Hachibei who was managing at Edo Hongo also escaped and stayed at Kichijyoji temple.
At that place his daughter Oshichi became romantic love with temples young worker.
But hachibei’s house was rebuilt again and moved to his family to a new house.
Oshichi 16 years couldn’t forget temple’s young guy.
She thought if the fire again, I can meet him.
So she burned fire again a new house. But fortunately the fire is put out by the small fire degree.
She was arrested as arsonist and she has been executed by the penalty of stake burning.
she became romantic relationship.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.