Ordering number: 22579
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)(consignment sale)
Signature: Oumi Kami Hojoji Tachibana Masahiro(the 1st)
(Saidanmei) Futatsu Do Kiriotoshi
Shinto: Jyosaku: Wazamono: Musashi
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijyo saku ranking.
habaki: Silver foiled single Habaki
The blade is polished.
Blade length: 54.9 cm or 21.61 inches.
Sori: 1.0 cm or 0.39 inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.34cm or 1.31 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.27cm or 0.89 inches.
Kasane:0.7cm or 0.27 inches.
The weight of the sword: 635grams
Era: The Edo period
Shape: The blade is broad with deep Sori and slightly longer Kissaki. Well-shaped work.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well with Jinie. Beautiful Jigane.
Hamon: Niedeki. Nioikuchi is deep and bright with Koashi. Well-made Hamon. Boshi is Notare and turns back round deeply.
Special feature: Oumi Kami Hojoji Tachibana Masahiro is originally from Tajima and later moved to Edo. He was also known as Takigawa Sandayu. His works are ranked at the 1st place of the EDo Hoseiji school: it is no other than Kotetsu. His works are getting more and more popular. He made many Saidanmei works. This work has no gold-inlaid mei, but just carved one, but the blade is shaped great.
From Aoi Art: Tsuruta thinks that this sword is Saijyo saku. We truly recommend this to you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta