Wakizashi: Houki Kami Taira Ason Masayuki

Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)

Signature : Houki Kami Taira Ason Masayuki.
Bunka 3 Nen Tora 2 gatsu 73 sai Zo.(Feburary 1806 at age of 73)

Explanation. The blade was made by :Houki Kami Taira Ason Masayuki at Bunka 3rd year (Feburuay 1806)at age of 73.
Shinshinto:Jyojyo saku ranking:Satsuma province.

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijyo saku(the top ) ranking.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
habaki: gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 40.90 cm or 16.10 inches.
Sori : 0.75 cm or 0.29 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.83 cm or 1.11 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 3.2 cm or 1.25 inches.
Kasane : 0.9 cm or 0.35 inches.
Weight of Blade: 670 grams.
Era : Late Edo period.
Shape : :It is called “The devil’s knife from the wide(3.83cm) and thickness.
Jitetsu: Jinie appears on the itame-hada. Blackish Jigane.
Hamon: Nie Deki with deep Nioikuchi. In Ha, there are many Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Boshi is Hakikake Shape.

Special feature : Hoki (No) Kami Masayuki was born as a son of the Second Masayoshi in1733.
Masayuki learned under Miyahara Masachika and served the domain of Satsuma.
Following the achievements of Mondo (No) Sho Masakiyo and Ippei Yasuyo, Masayoshi is known as one
of the representative swordsmith in the first half Shinshin-to period in that province
and ranked at Jojo-saku among the shinshin-to swordsmiths. Masayuki used the name Masayoshi
on his early works. On the occasion to be the Hoki- (No) Kami in 1789, he changed the signature Masayoshi.
The workmanship resembles to Soshu-den style influenced by Shizu province.
Distinctive long line called Imozuru appear on the ha as a traditional Satsuma-to.
Masayuki passed away in 1819, aged 87. He had excellent abilities
not only forging sword as a retained swordsmith
but also left a note concerning with forging sword and trained many pupils.
The same thing can be said of Suishinshi-Masahide at Edo.
This blade is typical Satsuma blade Sosyu style active Gunome midair with thick nioikuchi.
They score Sosyu masamune and other high ranking sword makers like Samonji, Sadamune and Shizu school.
Sometimes the blade was cut down the signature and changed to Sosyu high ranking sword makers.
The sword is perfect condition without Kizu and flow.

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

Price : 1,200,000 JPY-

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