Ordering Number: 23540
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Sakuyo Bakkashi Hosokawa Masamori (Kao) 作陽下士細川正守 花押
Bunkyu 3 nen 2 Gatsu Hi (February 1863) 文久三年二月日
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: 51.5 cm 20.3 in
Blade Curvature: 1.5 cm 0.6 in
Base Width: 3.0 cm 1.2 in
Yokote Width: 2.4 cm 0.9 in
Thickness: 0.65 cm 0.2 in
Sword Weight: 530 grams
Era: the end of Edo period
Shape: The wide and thick blade with little deep curve and long kissaki.
Jigane: ko-itame hada well grained with jinie.
Hamon: ko-niedeki choji midare and gunome midare are mixed. Kinsuji and Sunagashi are in the hamon. Boshi is rounded.
Features: Hosokawa Masamori, the son of Hosokawa Masayoshi was swordsmith in Mimasaka (northern Okayama). The hamon looks like mornig mists is very beautiful. The sunagashi and kinsuji in the hamon is very good.