Muromachi / Ashikaga era Wakizashi signed
Soshu ju Masahiro (Sold)
A Soshu Muromachi / Ashikaga era wakizashi signed Masahiro in
shira saya with silk sword bag.
A respectible Muromachi / Ashikaga era (1390 - 1572) wakizashi
signed Soshu ju Masahiro. About 8 or 9 generations signed (Soshu)
Masahiro from the Meitoku Era (March 1390 to July 1394) onwards.
52.7 cm blade (Hatawrai - the cutting edge section of the blade)
with strong Naka-Sugu Hamon. The blade has no discernable forging
flaws but does have patina (stable black rust spots); nothing too
deep, a very good candidate for a polish to create a speciman sword
(I am happy to provide details of a good sword polisher). The wooden
habaki has been broken and a piece lost; a simple item to replace.
Further / full sized images available upon request.