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    Koto (Eisho 1504) Soshu Hiromasa Wakizashi, NTHK Kanteisho for Blade and Koshirae

    Greetings guys,

    This sword is by the 5th generation Hiromasa of Sagami province, currently known as Kanagawa prefecture. The blade was constructed in Eisho period (1504-1521). Hiromasa was one of the leading Swordsmiths of the Odawara Soshu school. The Odawara Soshu school also shows traits of the Shimada school giving this school a very unique and distinct style. Work from this smith is rated Jo Jo Saku (Highly Superior work). Due to the short working period of this tradition, Soshu work is quite rare. Extant work from top Soshu smiths like this one are especially rare.

    This sword is classified as a wakizashi. The nagasa is 12.5". It has a very attractive Shobu-zukuri shape. The hamon is nioi based and displays a beautiful notare-midare/gunome-midare with some O-midare to be seen. The boshi is midare-komi and has a long kaeri. The Jigane is quite hard and displays a ji-hada typical of earlier Soshu work with Mokume combined with O-hada. The nakago is signed with the two character mei Hiromasa. This sword is accompanied by authentication paperwork issued by the NTHK (Nihonto Token Hozon Kai) issued in 2007.

    The koshirae for this sword is absolutely beautiful. The lacquer pattern on the saya is very unique and skillfully done. The koshirae dates from late Edo period, roughly late 1700's to early 1800's. The koshirae is in excellent condition. It scored 70 points at the 2013 San Fransisco Shinsa held by the NTHK and is accompanied by its respected paperwork.

    I am asking $5,200 USD plus postage.

    Hiromasa (広正), 5th gen., Meiō (明応, 1492-1501), Sagami -- „Sōshū-jū Hiromasa" (相州住広正), „Hiromasa" (広正), gunome-midare or hitatsura in nioi-deki with ko-nie, we know detailed and elaborate horimono, he was active around Bunmei (文明, 1469-1487) to Eishō (永正, 1504-1521), jōjō-saku

    Please feel free to contact me for further information or photos. Serious offers will be considered. Thank you.

    T-clarke403@hotmail.com

    Regards,
    Travis Clarke
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    Last edited by Travis Clarke; 02-09-2015 at 09:15 AM.
    Travis Clarke

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    Big price reduction: $4,500 plus shipping.
    Travis Clarke

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    On hold.
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