Morioka Masayoshi Tanto w/ Aikuchi Koshirae

Sword Information:

Type: Tanto

Sugata: Hira-Zukuri

Mei: Masayoshi Saku Kore

Date/Era: April, 1914

School/Den: Student of Gassan Sadakazu and Miyamoto Kanenori

Tradition: Bizen

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

Sword Details:

Nagasa: 19.6 cm

Mihaba: 1.92 cm

Kasane: 0.5 mm

Nakago Jiri: Ubu, Kirijiri

Yasurime: Kesho

Mune: Iori

Jihada: Ko-Mokume w/ Ji-nie

Hamon: Ko-Nie Deki Gunome 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"

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