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Wakizashi Attributed To Hoki no Kami Masayuki
An massive o-suriage shinogizukure wakizashi with an o-kissaki, bohi and futatsubi. Hawatare: 1 saku 4 sun 9 bu (45.150 cm / 17.77") Motohaba: 3.478 cm. Sakihaba: 2.899 cm. Kasane: 6.79 mm. Gunome togare, slight sunagashi at the peaks, ha nie. Tight itame packed with small jinie. There is a wide bo-utsure. The hamon pattern continues into the kissaki. In good polish, mounted in shirasaya with a very good one piece gold foil habaki. The certificate from the Bijutsu Nihonto Hozon Shinsa Kai, dated Showa gojugo nen ichi gatsu jukyu hi (January 19 1980), atributing the sword to the first generation Hoki no Kami Taira Ason Masayuki. Rated jojo saku in Fujishiro's Nihon Toko Jiten - Shinto-Hen, Valued at 5,500,000 yen in Toko Taikan by Tokuno. Pictured on multiple pages in Shinshinto Taikan. He had 22 swords rated juyo token by 1998.
The first generation Masayuki was a Satsuma smith. He, was the third generation Masayoshi. His first signature was Seshu ju Masayoshi.
In addition the the attribution, the certificate refers to this as a juyo wakizashi, a note about its beauty, not to be confused with the NBTHK juyo token designation. The certificate further notes that this was shortened from a 2 shaku 5 sun tachi (75.76 cm / 29.83"). $5,200.
Size Comparison With a Regular Wakizashi
Bijitsu Nihonto Hozon Shinsa Kai
Letter describing the blade and making an attribution.
Nihon Toko Jiten - Shinto-Hen,