Nidai Sagami Masatoshi Naginata

Sword Information:

Type: Naginata

Sugata: Naginata Zukuri on Omote Side of the blade and Katakiriba on the Ura Side of the blade

Mei/Attribution: Masatoshi (政俊)

Date/Era: Tensho (1573-1592)

School/Den: Soshu

Tradition: Soshu

Authentication/Papers: None

Sword Details:

Nagasa: 21”

Kissaki Type: N/A

Kissaki Length: N/A

Mihaba: 1.25”

Kasane: 5/8”

Sori Measurement: 5/8”

Nakago Jiri: Ubu, Kirijiri

Nakago Length: 27 3/8”

Yasurime: Kiri

Mune: Mitsumune

Jihada: Itame

Hamon: Nioi Deki Midare

Boshi: Komaru with a deep and long turn back

Smith Information:

Rating:

- Toko-Taikan: 2 Million Yen

Smith Details:

Masatoshi (政俊), 2nd gen., Tenshō (天正, 1573-1592), Sagami – „Sōshū-jū Masatoshi“ (相州住政俊), „Chōhōji Masatoshi“ (長峯寺政俊), „Jōshū-jū Chōhōji“ (常州住長峯寺), son of the 1st gen. Masatoshi, he also worked in the vicinity of the Chōhōji (長峯寺) in Ishioka (石岡) in Hitachi province, it is said that there exist blades which are just signed with „Chōhōji“, we know a broad tantō with sakizori, it has an itame with much nagare and masame and a gunome-midare mixed with sunagashi and mura-nie, that means the blade has all in all a rather rustic and „provincial“ appearance

From Markus Sesko's, "Index of Japanese S