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Wakizashi NBTHK signed by Hatakeyama Masamitsu, Edo Period

Wakizashi NBTHK signed by Hatakeyama Masamitsu, Edo Period

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About the sword :

This Japanese sword is a masterpiece made by a student of Suishinshi Masahide, one of the most famous smiths of the Edo period. The sword belongs to the category of wakizashi and bears the signature of its maker, Hatakeyama Yamato no Kami Minamoto Masatsugu (畠山大和介源正 ), as well as an inscription of the year of its creation, the Bunsei period.

Classified as a "preserved sword" by the NBTHK, this sword shows exceptional craftsmanship and great historical value.

About the master :

畠山大和介源正光 (Hatakeyama Yamato-no-kami Minamoto Masamitsu) was a talented swordsmith who worked in Settsu Province, Japan, during the Bunkyū era (1861-1864). Despite his relatively short active period, Masamitsu made a significant impact on the Japanese swordsmithing community with his exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail.

Born into a lineage of skilled swordsmiths, Masamitsu was the son of Masakiyo. He furthered his knowledge and expertise under the tutelage of the accomplished Yasutomo, a renowned swordsmith in his own right. In addition to his work in Settsu, Masamitsu also resided in Aki, where he continued to refine his sword-making techniques.

Masamitsu's dedication to the art of swordsmithing is evident in the quality of his creations. His swords, particularly his Wakizashis, are known for their grace and beauty, representing the finest traditions and techniques of the Bunkyū era.

Characteristics of the sword:

The blade features a slightly pronounced curvature and is constructed in the shinogi-zukuri style, which is characterized by a distinct ridgeline running the length of the blade. The mune (spine) is shaped in the iori style, adding an elegant touch to the sword's overall appearance. The kissaki (tip) is crafted in the ko-gissaki style, which is a smaller and more delicate point.

The hamon (temper line) displays an irregular wave pattern known as gunome-midare, which is beautifully complemented by crab marks. These intricate patterns highlight the blade's exquisite craftsmanship. The jigane (ground metal) boasts a fine grain and attractive texture, further enhancing the sword's visual appeal.

Koshirae (Mount):

The fuchi (collar), kashira (pommel), tsuba (handguard), and kozuka (small utility knife) are all made of iron, featuring intricate gold inlays of dragonflies. This detailed ornamentation adds a unique and elegant touch to the sword's overall appearance.

The menuki (grip ornaments) are crafted from shakudo, a copper and gold alloy, and feature gold inlays of delicate flowers. The kogai (skewer-like implement) is also made from shakudo and adorned with gold inlays of flowers and insect bells, further emphasizing the sword's refined aesthetic.

The saya (scabbard) is finished in a black lacquer, which has been carefully textured with a stone pattern, providing the perfect complement to the exquisite blade and ornate koshirae.

Dimensions (approximate):

  • Length of the blade: 37,7 cm
  • Width of the base: 2,7 cm
  • Width of the tip: 2,0 cm
  • Thickness of the base: 0,7 cm
  • Tip thickness: 0.5 cm
  • Weight of the blade: 352 g
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Customs and Taxes

・Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility.
・Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying.
・These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up - do not confuse them for additional shipping charges.

Shipping and Return

  • Swords are shipped from Tokyo, Japan. We manage all the procedures to export the sword.
  • You can't return sword to Japan because procedures are too strict.
  • We work with a shipping company that have experience with Nihonto so you don't have to worry.
  • Please check the rules of your country before importing the sword. We do not take any responsibility, including (not limited to) refund, due to the above reasons.

Export Procedure (We manage it)

・All our swords are registered in the Agency for Cultural Affairs as artwork and The Board of Education(Cultural properties protection Committee); therefore each sword has the registration card, issued by the Board of Education.
・After receiving the full payment of the items,we return the registration card and get the permission from Ministry of Cultural Affairs to export the swords legally from Japan. It will take about 20 business days to do this procedure.
・After the receiving the permission, we will inform you by email and send the items immediately.

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