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Katana : Satushu (Satsuma) Ju Masayoshi Eian 5 Saru 8 gatu hi

Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae (#51 NBTHK Juyo Paper)

Signature : Satushu (Satsuma) Ju Masayoshi
Eian 5 Saru 8 gatu hi
Shinshinto:Jyojyo saku jigh ranking:Satsuma province.
The blade was polished by the best polisher.
Habaki : Gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 68.1 cm or 26.81 inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.15 cm or 1.24 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.37 cm or 0.93 inches.
Kasane : 0.74 cm or 0.29 inches.
Era : Late Edo period.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with double Bo-Hi is engraved deep sori and long Kissaki nice looking gorgeous shape.
Jitetsu : Itame hada quite well with jinie attach and Chikei work splendid blackish texture.
Hamon : Niedeki deep nioikuchi notare gunome, in Ha, there are many fat ashi, sunagasi and also kinsuji scatter.
Boshi is soft feeling midarekomi style.

Special feature : Sassyu Jyu Masayoshi is 2nd generation Ichiji Masayoshi who was born Kyoho 18th(1733) and succeeded 3rd generation and named Masayoshi.
He cut the signature Sasyu Jyu Masayoshi, Satsuma Kanko Taira Masayoshi, Hoki Kami Ason Masayuki.
He was ordered to be sword maker by Satsuma daimyo family.
He got the title of Hoki Kami at Kansei first year December 1st.
After that he gave the name Masayoshi to his eldest son.
According to the Jyuyo zufu, This sword is wide and thick with big kissaki healthy blade.
The hamon is Notare Gunome with very thick nioikuchi with fat ashi wildish nie, kinsuji . at a glance, the blade looks Sosyu upper class like Go.
The blade is displayed typical Satsuma sword powerful and tremendous impact feeling. The sword looks Go who was working at Kamakura period.
At Satsuma province, Masayoshi and Motohira are reformed to as the twin jewels of the sword society.
Anyway this sword is one of the top ranking Masayoshi.
Koshirae : Tachi mounting issaku(same kodo-gu) Koshirae. extremely nice mounting.

Tsuba : Syakudo Tachi Tsuba with gold mimi(rim)
Fuchikashira :On the syakudo plate, the rim is covered by gold line.
Saya : special cloth is covered on the saya.
Menuki : crane is made by solid gold.

#51 NBTHK Juyo Paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : JPY 4,200,000-.

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