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Katana: Suishinsi Masatsugu

Ordering number : 13164

Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon Token)

Signature:Endo Nagakura Hujjiwara Naotsune Kin No Tenpo 15year 8 Gatsu Kissyoubi.(lucky day)
Suishinsi Masatsugu.

Shinshinto blade : Jyosaku: Musashi
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 72.5cm or 28.54 inches.
Sori : 2.0cm or 0.78 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.37cm or 1.32 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.22cm or 0.87 inches.
Kasane : 0.71cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Edo period Tenpo era.
Shape : The shape is wide with regular sori and it has thickness.
Jitetsu : Muji hada with utsuri glowing.
Hamon : Nioi style gonome midare with mix of choji.

Special Feature: Suishinshi Masatsugu is a student of Naotane and also a student of Suishinshi Masahide.
He later becomes a groom of the daughter of Second generation Masahide.
Later on, he takes the third generation place and work as a sword smith in Edo through out his life.
His signature is very similar to that of Suishinshi Masatsugu.
He has made only countable numbers of pieces until March 1st, of Banei 1st Year but it is observed that he was helping his mentor, Naotane with sword forging.
The pieces reminds of uzumaki hada of Naotane.
The pieces have rustic flavor with ample width and thickness.

NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price (credit card) : JPY 800,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 785,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)