Ordering Number: 23385
Wakizashi in shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Inscription: Sakuyou Bakkashi Hosokawa Masayoshi
Tenpo 4-Mizunoe Nen 12gatsu 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.
This sword has been polished.
Blade Length: 56.4 cm (22.2 in)
Curvature: 1.7 cm (0.7in)
Mekugi-ana: 1 hole
Motokasane (base width): 2.5cm (1.0in)
Sakihaba (tip width): 1.7cm (0.7in)
Kasane (thickness): 0.6 cm (0.2in)
Sword Weight: 405 grams
Era: the late Edo period, 1883
Shape: The blade is wide and thick with deep curve and long kissaki.
Jigane: beautiful dense itamehada.
Hamon: Niedeki Choji midare and gunomemidare are mixed.
Features: Shinshiinto: Jyojyo-saku: Musashi
Hosokawa Masayoshi was the swordsmith in Gunma prefecture in the late period. Later he moved to Edo and became a descipline of Suishinshi Masahide. He was good at makinf Sosyu-den and Bizen-den. This sword has deep curve and it is seems to have been made to imitate Muromachi sword.