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Katana:Oumi kami Hojoji Tachibana Masahiro

Ordering number : 08265
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)

Signature : Oumi kami Hojoji Tachibana Masahiro
(Shinto Josaku ranking, Wazamono ranking. Musashi province.)

The blade was polished .
Blade length : 72.6 cm or 28.58 inches.
Sori : 1.4 cm or 0.55 inches.
Mekugi: 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.15 cm or 1.24 inches.
Wide at the Kissaki : 2.02 cm or 0.79 inches.
Kasane : 0.68 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Early Edo period. about Kanbun era.
Shape : This blade is wide and thick Katana with rather long Kissaki and nice sori.
Jitetsu : Itame hada well grained with Jinie and Chikei attach. It looks strong Jigane.
Hamon : Niedeki Suguha and Gunome midare are mixed with deep Nioikuchi.
There are much Ashi in Ha.

Special feature : Masahiro was worked at Tajima province and moved
to Edo as Hojoji school.
He made high reputation of the top of the Hojoji school.
He was called Takigawa Saburo Dayu. I think his ability is very high.
And established his school and educated many famous sword makers.

About this blade, Suguha and Gunome midare are mixed, and it looks like a Kotetsu.
And activities in Ha, is also similar to Kotetsu.

Koshirae :
Tsuba : On the round shakudo nanako Tsuba , the Dragon is engraved with open work and gold color.
Fuchikashira : On the shakudo nanako plate, the dragon is engraved with gold color iroe.
Menuki : On the shakudonanako plate, the dragon is engraved with gold color iroe.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price (credit card) : JPY 1,850,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 1,810,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)