Ordering number: 21472
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature : Suishinshi Masatsugu(Kao)
Tame 72 Okina Matsuoka Naoatsu Zo Kore
Engraving was done by Yoshitane.
Sayagaki:Suishinshi Masatsugu Tameuchino Kesshutsuno Ichi Nari
Horimono Yoshitane Migoto Nagasa 1 Shaku 5 Sun 7 Bu Han
Yushi Showa Tsuchinoe Tora(1938) Shoka Bi Kanzan Shi
(Translation: This is a made-to-order masterpiece of Suishinshi Masatsugu.
Engraving by Yoshitane is amazing. Length: 1 Shaku 5 Sun 7 Bu Han[47.5cm]
written by Kanzan in the summer of 1938.)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 47.5 cm or 18.70inches.
Sori : 1.0cm or 0.39inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.76 cm or 1.48inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 3.5 cm or 1.37inches.
Kasane : 0.5 cm or 0.19inches.
The weight of the sword:595grams.
Era : The late Edo period
Shape : The body has deep Sori of 3.75cm, to be O-Kissaki, the shape is dynamic.
The front side has an engraving of “Hachiman Dai Bosatsu”.
The back side has elaborate Kenmaki-Ryu and Dokko. Engraved by Yoshitane.
Jigane :Koitame-hada well grained, Jinie attached to be a beautiful Jigane. Swirling Chikei comes in.
Hamon :Niedeki Gunome-Midare, Ashi comes in, Sunagashi and Kimsuji work in Hachu.
Special Feature: Suishinshi Masatsugu is a sword smith from Naotane
school and succeeded to Kawabe family and passed away in
November, 1860. The style resembles Naotane, very good at Soshu-
den and Bizen-den.
From Aoi Art: This is a masterpiece made by Suishinshi Masatsugu for
Matsuoka Naoatsu, engraved by Yoshitane. Eyes, mouth and scales
are so elaborately and sharply engraved, a true masterpiece which
tells us how skillful Yoshitane was. We truly recommend this dynamic
piece of art with Kenmaki-dragon and Dokko engraving by Yoshitane.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper:whole Oshigata by Miss. Ayaka.