Tsukamoto Okimasa Custom Order Tanto w/ Kasama Shigetsugu Horimono

Sword Information:

Type: Tanto

Sugata: Hira-Zukuri

Mei: Ichi Okimasa Saku

Date/Era: A lucky day in February, 1958

School/Den: Kasama Ikkansai Shigetsugu Mon

Tradition: Soden-Bizen

Authentication/Papers: None

Sword Details:

Nagasa: 10.5"

Nakago Jiri: Ubu, Kirijiri

Yasurime: Kesho

Mune: Iori

Jihada: Itame

Hamon: Choji Midare

Boshi: Komaru, w/ Long Turnback

Smith Information:

Rating:

- Toko-Taikan: 3.5 Million Yen

- Tosho Banzuke: Jo Jo Saku

- 6th Shinsaku Nihonto Denrankai: 2nd Seat

- Gendai Tosho Ninki Banzuke: East Block, Yokozuna

Smith Details:

Okimasa (起正), Shōwa (昭和, 1926-1989), Tōkyō – „Okimasa saku“ (起正作), „Tsukamoto Okimasa saku“ (塚本起正作), „Tsukamoto Ikkansai Okimasa saku“ (塚本一貫斎起正作), civilian name „Tsukamoto Shinpachi“ (塚本新八), he was according to transmission a late successor of the lineage of Yamamura Masanobu (山村正信), he studied under Kasama Shigetsugu (笠間繁継) and married his daughter, he worked as rikugun-jumei-tōshō and got several prices, he died at the age of 43, he worked mostly in the style of Kiyomaro (清麿) and lived in Tōkyō ́s Setagaya district (世田谷)

 

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