Tanto: Sakuyo Bakka Shi Hosokawa Masayoshi

Tanto in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon peper)

Signature : Sakuyo Bakka Shi Hosokawa Masayoshi (Kokuin)
Kaei 3 nen Inu nen ? Haru (Spring 1850)

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Hosokawa Masayoshi belongs to Jyojyo Saku ranking.
Habaki: Gold foiled single Hahaki.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 26.0 cm or 10.23 inches.
Sori : 0.0 cm or 0.0 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.66 cm or 1.04 inches.
Kasane : 0.96 cm or 0.37 inches.
Era : Late Edo period, around Kaei era(1848-1854).
Shape : Raguler wideness and thick blade. It looks like Yoroi-doshi Tanto.
Jitetsu : Itame Hada and Omokume Hada mix. There are Chikei.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Gunome Midare with deep Nioikuchi.
This is Soshu den with soft Habuchi. In Ha, there are Sunagashi and Kinsuji. Boshi is Togari round shape.

Special feature : Hosokawa Masayoshi was bron in Kamiinaba ,Tochigi prefecture in1758.
He has been moving to Edo and has studied under Suishinshi Masahide.
And he returned to Kanuma city, Tochigi prefecture.
His disciple is Hosokawa Masamori, Hosokawa Yosinori etc…
He passed away in1814 at age of 57.
His style is divided into Soshu-Den and Bizen-Den.
Soshu-Den’ Jigane was grained and spiral Jigane mixed.
Bizen-Den looks like Naotane blade. This blade is Soshu-Den that is where he is at his strongest.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimatin paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 1,000,000 JPY-

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