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Hoki no Kami Masayoshi Katana
A katana signed Sashu ju Taira Masayoshi, slightly machiokure, shinogizukure with a chu-kissaki. 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 silver foil habaki. Tokubetsu Hozon from the NBTHK (Nihon Bijitsu Token Hozon Kai) dated, Augut 7, 2011, attributing 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. $8,500
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon
Nihon Toko Jiten - Shinto-Hen,