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Tachi: joushu Kasama Junin Hosaka Takehachiro Minamoto Masatsugu

Ordering number : 13140

Tachi in Shirasaya(NTHK estimation paper)

Signature: joushu Kasama Junin Hosaka Takehachiro Minamoto Masatsugu
Ou Kimura kore Ryoko Kitae kore

explanation: Hosaka Hachiro Minamoto Masatsugu
who lives in Kasama province made this sword.
Mr Kimura requested to make the sword and satisfied the grain of the blade.

The blade was polished by good polisher.
Blade length : 70.6 cm or 27.79 inches.
Sori : 2.8 cm or 1.10 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.52 cm or 0.99 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.60 cm or 0.62 inches.
Kasane : 0.96 cm or 0.37 inches.
Era : Late Edo period.
Shape : The blade is regularize but very thick (0.96cm)
with deep sori nice looking shape.
On both sides engrave Bo-Hi.
Jitetsu :Koitame had well grained with jinie attach beautiful texture.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha with ash and small ash work and sunagashi in Ha. Boshi is hakikake style.

Special feature : Hosaka Takehachiro Minamoto Masatsugu was working at Hitachi province and influenced by Norikatsu(Tokkatsu).
This sword is very healthy without Kizu and flow.

NTHK estimation paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price (credit card) : JPY 500,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 490,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)