Morioka Masayoshi Presentation Tachi

Sword Information:

Type: Tachi

Sugata: Shinogi Zukuri

Mei: Masayoshi Saku

Date/Era: Meiji

School/Den: Student of Gassan Sadakazu and Miyamoto Kanenori

Tradition: Bizen

Authentication/Papers: NTHK Kanteisho and Kotoken Kajihara "Jo Jo Saku"

Sword Details:

Nagasa: 64 cm

Kissaki Type: Chu Kissaki

Kissaki Length: 2.2 cm

Mihaba: 2.8 cm

Kasane: 7 mm

Sori Measurement: 1.4 cm

Nakago Jiri: Ubu, Kirijiri

Nakago Length: TBD

Yasurime: Kiri

Mune: Iori

Jihada: Ko-Mokume w/ Ji-nie

Hamon: Ko-Nie Deki Choji Midare

Boshi: Komaru 

Smith Information:

Rating:

- Toko-Taikan: 1.8 Million Yen

- Fujishiro: Chu Jo Saku

- Hawley: 15 points

Smith Details:

Masayoshi (正吉), Meiji (明治, 1868-1912), Tōkyō – „Masayoshi saku“ (正吉作), Morioka-family (盛岡), according to transmission the grandson of Nankai Tarō Tomotaka (南海太郎朝尊), he studied under the two teishitsu-gigei ́in Miyamoto Kanenori (宮本包則) and Gassan Sadakazu (月山貞一), he died on February 3rd 1920 at the age of just 46

 

From Markus Sesko's, "Index of Japanese Swordsmiths"

Photo Credit: Danny Massey (www.nihontocraft.com) and Kenji Mishina (http://www007.upp.so-net.ne.jp/m-kenji/)