Wakizashi:Oite Touto Tsunatoshi(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering number: 22479
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Signature: Oite Touto Tsunatoshi
Bunsei 2 Nen 12 Gatsu Hi

shinshito :Jyo saku:Musashi

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
habaki: Gold foiled single Habaki
The blade was polished.
Blade length:41.212cm or 16.22inches.
Sori :1.06cm or 0.41inches.
Width at the hamachi;2.98cm or 1.17inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.34cm or 0.92inches.
Kasane:0.7cm or 0.27inches.
The weight of the sword:440grams
Era: December of Bunsei 2, the late Edo period
Shape: The blade is broad and thick with Sori and longer Kissaki.
Jigane: Koitame is dense to be plain surface.
Hamon: Suguha from Hamachi, after that Toranba with deep Nioikuchi. Forging Tama with deep Nioikuchi, Boshi turns back round and ends with Yakisage. There are partially Yaki in Mune.

Special feature: Chounsai Tsunatoshi is the third son of Izumi Kami Kunihide, and his father was Kato Tsunahide, who were from Yamagata prefecture and very good at Toranba. He was born in Kansei 10(1798), from Dewa. He was originally named Kato Hachiro, and sometimes called himself as Kore toshi. He studied under Suishinshi Masahide and named himself as “Chounsai”. He served Uesugi family in Yonezawa clan. He moved to Edo and moved back to Osaka. After studying sword making at Suzuki Harukuni, he wandered in the west. He stayed in Kumamoto prefecture. In Ansei 3(1856), his Chounsai was succeeded to his son Koretoshi and Tsunatoshi the 2nd, and changed his Mei to Chojusai. From Ansei 6(1823), he started to live in Uesugi family house, and passed away in Bunkyu 3(1863) at the age of 66. His nephew is Ishido Korekazu the 7rd, and he had great pupils like Koyama Munetsugu, Takahanashi Naganobu, Seiryuken Moritoshi etc, and there is no doubt that he built one of the greatest school of Nihonto in the late Edo period. It is said that they are sometimes better than Suishinshi school, only in the field of Bizenden.

Tsuba: Round-shaped copper Tsuba. Gama hermit is engraved with colors.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo-Nanako plate. A Chinese person on a horse is engraved with gold color. Mei: Nara Naotoshi(not guaranteed)
Saya: Dark-brown Saya with Inaho engraving and Urushi painting.
Menuki: The Seven Gods of Fortune on a ship are engraved with gold color.
Kozuka: On Shakudo plate, Chinese warriors are engraved with gold color.
Kogatana: Mei- Rai Kunitoshi(not guaranteed) Suguha-deki

From Aoi Art: Chounsai Tsunatoshi and Koyama Munetsugu made similar Hamon. On one hand, Tsunatoshi made Hamon whose upper part splits into two, and whose Boshi is Midarekomi. On the other hand, Munetsugu made round-shaped Boshi and round-shaped Hamon. Both swordsmiths flourished in the late Edo period and they are similarly famous. Besides, Toranba was already popular in the Edo period and many swordsmiths like Tsunahide, Ozaki Suketaka, and Chounsai Tsunatoshi tried to make it. We believe that it had to be a big pleasure to succeed with making Toranba.
There is a part where the handle is frayed. If you wish, we will repair the pattern winding free of charge, so please let us know.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta

Price:600,000 JPY-.

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