Ordering number : 15223
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Oumi Kami Hojoji Tachibana Masahiro(1st generation)
Meireki 1 nen 8 gatsu hi (August 1655)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijo saku, Jojo saku, Jo saku and regular saki)
This sword belongs to Jo saku ranking.
The blade is polished.
Habaki : copper and silver double habaki.
Blade length : 49.0 cm or 19.29 inches.
Sori : 1.1 cm or 0.43 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.23 cm or 1.27 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.96 cm or 0.77 inches.
Kasane : 3.23 cm or 1.27 inches.
Era : Edo period, Meireki era.
Shape : Wide 3.23cm and thick blade. It is heavy blade.
Jitetsu : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attached. Hadatatsu.
Hamon: Nie Deki, Notare Gunome Midare with deep Nioikuchi.
There are wide Ashi and Sunagashi.
Special feature : Oumi no Kami Houjyoji Tachibana Masahiro was born at Tajima province
and moved to Edo who was named Takigawa Saburo Dayu.
He was very skillful sword maker and educated many sword makers.
This blade is first generation of Masahiro.
The blade is quite similar with Kotetsu. This description “Meireki 1 nen 8 gatsu hi” is very rare.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 600,000 JPY- (shipping costs not included in price)