Wakizashi : Nagasone Okimasa
Ordering number : 13602
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Nagasone Okimasa
Shinto: Jojo saku: Saijo Oowazamono: Musashi perovince.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 59.2cm or 23.31inches.
Sori : 0.9cm or 0.35inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3cm or 1.8inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.19cm or 0.47inches.
Kasane : 0.63cm or 0.25inches.
Era : Edo period. around kanbun era.
Shape : Slightly wide and regular Kasana, Kissaki is a bit long. shallow Sori Wakizashi.
Jitetsu : Ko-Itame hada well grained with Jinie attach.
Hamon : Suguha deki and Gunome Midare with deep Nioikuchi.
Oo-Gunome and Doranba. In Ha, there are many Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Boshi looks like head of snake, deep Nioikuchi Yakisage style.
Special feature : Nagasone Okimasa was generally called Atsubee
who was a student of Kotetsu and become adopted later on.
Nagasone Okimasa has made swords with Kotetsu. He spent most of his life producing swords of his mentor.
Kotetsu has been making swords for 20 year which is not a long period of time yet there are quite an amount of katana existing.
Therefore it is most likely that Okimasa and other wordsmiths has helped making swords for Kotetsu.
One of the reason that made Kotetsu so famous is because of the sharp and bright ha and fine jigane.
From the deep Nioikuchi, Gunome Midare style, this blade looks like Kotetsu.
This blade is almost Katana size and very sharp(Jojo-saku, Saijo Oowazamono rank).
This is his masterpiece of blade.
Tsuba : Octagon shaped iron Tsuba with openwork.
Fuchikashira : Shakudo nanako plate, flowers are engraved with gold color.
Saya : Kawarinuri Saya.
Menuki : Shakudo plate, flowers are engraved with gold color.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price (credit card) : JPY 1,500,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 1,470,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)