Katana : Sakuyo Bakkashi Hosokawa Masamori Tsukuru kore
Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
Signature : Sakuyo Bakkashi Hosokawa Masamori Tsukuru kore (Kokuin)
Bunkyu 2nenn Inoshishi Rokugatsu hi (June 1862)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Hosokawa Masamori belongs to Saijo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished
Habaki : Gold double foiled habaki
Blade length : 80.4 cm or 31.65 inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.19cm or 1.25 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.18 cm or 0.85 inches.
Kasane : 0.93 cm or 0.36 inches.
Era : Late Edo Period Bunkyu
Shape : It is wide and thick healthy katana.
It is O-Kissaki maginificent looking katana.
Jitetsu : Ko-Itame hada well grained with jinie attached.
There is Chikei works attached. It is clear Jigane.
Hamon : Nie Deki choji midare with Ashi well attached.
Boshi is midare komi style.
Special feature : Sakuyo Makushita Uji Hosokawa Masamori has studied
under his father Hosokawa Masayoshi. He has been working
as a chauffeur of Tsuyama Domain Matsudaira gamily.
He was born in Shimono Kuni Shikanuma in Bunsei 5th year.
He has been moving to Edo and has studied under taikei Naotane.
The nakago is similar to his father Masayoshi and has
This piece is 80.4cm and long. From my eyes,
this sword is fantastic in both shape and the production.
It is absolutely top quality katana.
Tsuba : Round shape iron tsuba with butterfly design engraved. Edo Period.
Fuchikashira : Shakudo plate with demon design engraved and inlaid with gold.
Saya : Black Roiro saya.
Menuki : Shi Shi plate with gold inlay.
Historical Background: Ando Nobumasa has been attacked in Bunkyu 2nd year January.
Sakashita Mongai no Hen.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.