Katana : Kozuke no suke Yoshimasa
Ordering number : 10472
Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature:Kozuke no suke Yoshimasa
Shinto:Cyujyo saki ranking:Wazamono cutting test ranking:Musashi province.
The blade was polished
Habaki : Gold foiled and syakudo habaki.
Blade length : 69.39 cm or 27.31 inches.
Sori : 1.51 cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.03 cm or 1.19 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.16 cm or 0.85 inches.
Kasane : 0.68 cm or 0.26 inches.
Weight : 705 gram.
Era : Edo period Kanei era.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with long kissaki nice looking shape.
Jitetsu : Koitame had well grained with jinie attach blackish fantastic texture.
Hamon : From the hamachi, suguha and then gunome midair hamon with thick nioikuchi.
Ashi scatter with thick nioikuchi.Boshi is round shape with kinsuji.
Special feature : Yoshimasa is zenjyo school and called Tanaka Genzaemon.
He had interaction with Kotetsu and Hojyoji school and also Yasusada.
The Kissaki is long shape so the sword was made around Kanei era.
The sword is very good condition without Kizu and flow.
The blade is nice jigane and hamon with thick nioikuchi gorgeous blade.
He left few swords during his lie but I think the blade is higher ranking sword like Jyo saki or Jyojyo saki.
We recommend this sword for you.
Tsuba : On the round shape iron Tsuba, flowers are engraved with gold color.
Saya : Black roar saya.
Menuki : Arrows are engraved by syakudo with gold color.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.