Ordering number: 22480
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Oumi Kami Ho-Joji Tachibana Masahiro(2nd generation)
shinto: Jyu saku: Mumashi
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
habaki:Gold color single habaki.
The blade was polished.
Blade length:53.4cm or 21.02inches
Sori:1.15cm or 0.45inches
Width at the hamachi:3.31cm or 1.30inches
Width at the Kissaki:2.29 cm or 0.90inches
Kasane:0.74cm or 0.29inches
The weight of the sword:640grams
Era: The Empo era, the Edo period
Shape: Masahiro has 2 generations, the 1st and the 2nd, but their Mei is quite similar.
The blade is broad and thick with slightly deep Sori and longer Kissaki. The blade is in a
healthy condition and the edge is thick enough(good Nikuoki).
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well with Mokumehada mixed. Jigane is elaborate.
Hamon: Niedeki Suguha with Koashi. Boshi turns back round.
Special feature: Oumi Kami Hojoji Tachibana Masahiro(2nd) engraves quite similar Mei to the 1st. Hamon is Suguhadeki with Koashi. His works are really similar to Kotetsu works, that is why his works got popular.
From Aoi Art: It is as large and powerful as Katana with nicely thick edge. This work is in a healthy condition, it is supposed to have been preserved very carefully for a long time. Mei is nicely engraved and Suzurime is clear.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta