A Bushu Daisho
The katana signed Sakuyo Bakka Shi Hosokawa Masayoshi and sealed Yori Hagino Shizusato Konomi Zo and dated Ansei 5 Bo-go Nen, 2-gatsu kichi jitsu gyo nen 70 yu 3-sai (1858)
The wakizashi signed Sakuyo Bakka Shi Hosokawa Masayoshi and sealed Yori Hagino Shizusato Konomi zo and dated Ansei 5 Bo-go nen Chushun (1858), Edo Period 19th Century
Sugata [configuration]: honzukuri, mitsumune, o-kissaki, koshizori
Kitae [forging pattern]: ko-itame with jinie
Hamon [tempering pattern]: broad midare with choji of nie with wide habuchi, sunagashi, the short blade the same apart from the choji
Boshi [tip]: deep midare
Horimono [carvings]: bohi ni soebi with kakudome on both sides
Nakago [tang]: ubu, one hole, sujikai file marks
Habaki [collar]: single, copper
In shirasaya [plain wood scabbard]: with inscription of the signature
Koshirae [set of mounts] comprising: the katana, black lacquer saya with shibuichi ishimeji fuchi-kashira chiselled with geese in rain, the kashira with wave design, signed yori Hagino Shizusato konomi, Yasuda Yoshichika (kao), koikuchi, kurikata and kojiri simulate decorated waves, shibuichi menuki of geese, signed Yasuda Yoshichika on Kibata, broad oval iron tsuba similarly chiselled with geese and waves, signed Yasuchika Toho, Tsuchiya Masachika (kao), the hilt with brown band 93cm., the wakizashi with similar fuchi-kashira and menuki of shakudo, horn koiguchi, shakudo ishimeji kurikata decorated with a beetle, iron kojiri of waves, shibuichi kawaragane, iron mokko tsuba chiselled with geese in rain over waves, signed yori Hagino Shizusato konomi, Yasuda Yoshichika (kao) the hilt with black band, missing kozuka, 67.4cm.
Nagasa [length from tip to beginning of tang]: 65.4cm. and 47.2cm.
Sori [curvature]: 1.8cm. and 0.9cm.
Motohaba [width at start of tempered edge]: 3.1cm. and 2.9cm.
Sakihaba [width before tip]: 2.3cm. and 2.2cm.