Ordering Number: 23606
Wakizashi in shirasaya.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Oumi Kami Hojoji Tachibana Masahiro
Kanbun 8 nen 8 Gatsu Hi
Our company categorizes swords based on their craftsmanship as top-notch, excellent, high-quality, and standard. This sword is classified as an excellent work.
Habaki: Gold foiled single Habaki.
Blade length : 56.2 cm or 22.1 in
Sori : 0.8 cm or 0.3 in
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.0 cm or 1.2 in
Width at the Kissaki : 1.9 cm or 0.7 in
Kasane : 0.7 cm or 0.3 in
Sword Weight: 555 grams
Time Period: Edo period, Kanbun 8 (1668)
Shape: the blade with shallow curve and little long kissaki.
Jigane: ko-itame hada well grained.
Hamon: the suguha from hamachi. Boshi with deep nioikuchi is rounded.
Features: Hojoji Tachibana masahiro was representative swordsmith from shinto era. He was born in tanba area, moved to Edo, and founded Edo Hojoji school. This sword has back inscription of the year, and it is very rare as Hojoji Masahiro.
His style is very similar to Kotetsu. The period is also close. I think there is a connection between them.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi-Art estimation Paper