Consigned: Hosokawa Masachika Wakizashi with NTHK Certificate

Consigned: Hosokawa Masachika Wakizashi with NTHK Certificate

This is a massive Hirazukuri Wakizashi with well carved horimono of dragon around Ken sword and bonji.
It has on the opposite side a horimono reading – Hachiman Daibo Satsu (Japanese god of War).  It also has a star constellation.

It has a very active bright hamon, with areas of tobiyaki, representing a crescent moon and sun.
Mounted in shirasaya and also has aikuchi koshirae with samurai warrior menuki.

Thickness at munemachi: 10mm