Rare Wakizashi by Suishinshi Masahide (1816) with Body Test by Yamada Gengoro Certified by NBTHK Tokubetsu Paper.


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Wakizashi by Nidai Suishinshi Masahide (Sadahide) – 1816 Exquisite Wakizashi Sword – Crafted by Nidai Suishinshi Masahide (Sadahide) in 1816 This magnificent Wakizashi, created by the esteemed Nidai (2nd generation) Suishinshi Masahide, also known as Sadahide, in 1816, represents the pinnacle of Edo-period sword craftsmanship. Nidai Masahide is known for continuing the legacy of his father, Shodai Masahide, with works that exhibit exceptional skill and artistry.   Maker: Nidai Suishinshi Masahide (also known as Sadahide) Date of Creation: 1816 Body Test: Conducted by Yamada Gengoro in 1819 Blade Length (Nagasa): 40.3 cm Certification: NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper Description: This Wakizashi stands out not only for its beauty but also for its historical significance. Crafted by the second-generation Masahide, who signed both as Sadahide and Masahide, this piece is a testament to the high standards of swordsmithing during the Edo period. The blade underwent a body test by the renowned tester Yamada Gengoro in 1819, further elevating its historical importance.   Blade Details: Blade Length: 40.3 cm Curvature: Well-defined with a deep curve Hamon: very nice Tobiyaki Intricate temper line showcasing the skill of Sadahide Tobiyaki: Fine Ko-Itame Hada with visible Utsuri, reflecting excellent forging techniques Weight off the blade is  446 grams Certification: This Wakizashi is accompanied by the prestigious NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper, certifying its authenticity and historical value. This certification underscores the blade’s superior craftsmanship and its important place in Japanese sword history.   Historical Significance: Nidai Suishinshi Masahide, also known as Sadahide, upheld and advanced the traditions established by his father, Shodai Masahide. His works, which include signatures under both names, are highly prized for their quality and historical relevance. The body test by Yamada Gengoro, a respected sword tester of the era, adds a unique narrative to the blade’s provenance.   A rare and valuable addition to any collection of Japanese swords, particularly those by the Masahide lineage. Historical Artifact: Connect with Japan’s rich martial heritage and the legacy of master swordsmiths. Aesthetic Beauty: A visually stunning piece that exemplifies the artistry of the Edo period.   This Wakizashi, crafted by Nidai Suishinshi Masahide (Sadahide) in 1816 and 1 body tested by Yamada Gengoro in 1819, is an extraordinary piece of Japanese history. Its impeccable craftsmanship, historical significance, and authentication by NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper make it an invaluable asset for collectors and enthusiasts of Japanese swords.      

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