Yari: Etchu no Kami Masatoshi(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering number: 23359

Yari: in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Signature: Etchu no Kami Masatoshi

At our company, we categorize swords based on the craftsmanship quality as Jijo-saku
(Top Quality), Jojo-saku (Excellent Quality), Jo-saku (High Quality), and Futsujo-saku
(Regular Quality). This particular sword is ranked as Jo-saku in terms of its craftsmanship.
The polishing quality is excellent.
Whole Shirasaya length: 81.5 cm or 32.08 inches.
Blade Length: 30.4 centimeters 11.97 inches.
Curvature: 0 cm
Peg Hole: 1
Motohaba: 2.87 centimeters1.13 inches.
Kasane: 0.89 centimeters 0.35 inches.
Era: Edo period, around Keicho era.
Shape: It is a longer blade with a well-proportioned body and an elongated kissaki (point). On the back, there are engravings of a sword Ken and claws. Although the long kissaki
gives the impression of an antique blade, it actually dates back to the early Edo period, during Keicho.
Jigane: It has a fine ko-itame hada (small wood grain pattern) with visible jinie (grain
pattern) and occasional surface activity.
Hamon: It exhibits a mix of bo-utsuri (haze-like effect) and choji (cloves) with a rounded turn at the tip.

Special feature: Etchu no Kami Masatoshi, the fourth son of Seki Kanemichi, received the title
of Etchu no Kami and traveled to Kyoto during the Bunroku era. He produced a limited
number of works as a renowned swordsmith in Kyoto. He also crafted spears and
skillfully carved realistic claw engravings on bare blades, as seen in this particular work.
Koshirae: White scabbard
A word from Aoi Bijutsu: Masatoshi, who initially resided in Mino, joined his father, Seki
Kanemichi, and his brothers, Tanba no Kami Yoshimichi and Iga no Kami Kanemichi, to
pursue their craft in Kyoto. He later became the head of swordsmiths and took on the
responsibility of overseeing the sword-making process. Masatoshi’s expertise lies in the
Ashu tradition, and he produced exceptionally fine works. In the second generation, the
chrysanthemum pattern was added.
This remarkable work by Etchu no Kami Masatoshi is highly recommended.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper
Whole Oshigataa by Tsuruta Ayaka

Price:400,000 JPY-.

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