Wakizashi: Sasshu Ju Masayoshi(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering number: 24215

Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Signature: Sasshu Ju Masayoshi
Anei 2 Mizunoto-Mi 2 Gatsu (Feburary 1773)

shinshinto: Jyo jyo saku: Satsuma
(translation: Made by Mayayoshi from Sasshu in February, 1773.)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
habaki: Silver single habaki.
The blade was polished.
Blade length:57.3cm or 22.55inches.
Sori:1.0cm or 0.39inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.24cm or 1.27inches.
Width at the Kissaki:1.0cm or 0.39inches.
Kasane:0.75cm or 0.29inches.
The weight of the sword:615grams
Era: The Edo period.(February of Anei 2, Mizunoto Hebi)(1773)
Shape: The blade is broad and thick with adequate Sori and longer Kissaki. Bohi on the
both sides.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well with Jinie. Beautiful surface.
Hamon: Niedeki Suguha with deep Nioikuchi, Notareba with small Ashi.
Boshi has deep Nioikuchi and the tip turns back round sharply.

Special feature: A pupil of Masachika. His surname was Ijichi(3rd). There are his works from the Horeki era, and he changed his Mei to Masayuki when we succeeded to Hoki Kami in Kansei 1. His production lasted to Bunka 14 and passed away in Bunsei 2 at the age of 87. He was also famous for being swordsmith educator. His works mostly have broad blade with big Kissaki, Itamehada, and sharp Gunomemidare Hamon with Aranie. This work has Imozuru(potate vine) in Ha: very powerful.

From Aoi Art: Powerful, almost as long as Katana. Very well-shaped with stunning atmosphere.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata

Price:750,000 JPY-.

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