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This is absolutely gorgeous work by Yoshimasa, a shinogi-zukuri o-wakizashi signed Bushu ju Yoshimasa. Fujishiro states -  YOSHIMASA KďZUKENOSUKE [KANBUN 1661 MUSASHI] SHINTď CH█JďSAKU. He is originally of the N˘shű Seki Zenj˘ house, is called Tanaka Genzabur˘, and he also produced in Tosa.  His style resembles that of Yasusada.  (wazamono). Signatures: KďZUKE NO SUKE MINAMOTO YOSHIMASA TSUKURI - BUSH█ J█ YOSHIMASA - KďZUKE DAIJO MINAMOTO YOSHIMASA. The nakago is ubu and has 1 mekugi ana, file marks sujikai, and the base is kiri shape. The hamon starts with a long yakidashi, there is gunome-shi and sunagashi activity in the interior of the temper. Gunome temper of which the habuchi is covered in Ko-nie. The boshi is straight with small circle turn back (ko maru). This blade was made in Kanbun era when Yoshimasa was most active.
Yoshimasa wakizashi