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Gunto : Yasushige/Showa 16 nen 12 gatsu kichijitsu(1941)

Ordering number : 10167

Gunto in Shirasaya, with Koshirae.(We guarantee that this blade will pass NBTHK hozon shins)

Signature : Yasushige
Showa 16 nen 12 gatsu kichijitsu(1941)

The blade was polished
Habaki : Gold double foiled habaki.
Blade length : 66.3cm or 26.11 inches.
Sori : 1.7 cm or 0.67 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.94 cm or 1.16 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.98 cm or 0.78 inches.
Kasane : 0.73 cm or 0.31 inches.
Weight of only blade : 705g
Era : War time
Shape : It is regular size width and thickness with many remaining of ububa.
There is slight sori. It is healthy katana.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attached.
It is beautiful jitetsu that reminds of mountain castle.
Hamon : Konie base suguha with nezumi ashi and koashi attached. Boushi is round ended.

Special feature : Yasushige, his real name Abe Shigeo, is from Yamagata prefecture.
He has been at the back of Yasumitsu. At Showa 14th year October 4th he has received the name of Yasushige.
At the Army Gunto Exhibition, he has won the President Award and has made any imerial katana and gusto.
Yasukuni blade was made in Yasukuni shrine for the purpose to make fine quality blades.
Yasushige imade katanas that are suguha base.
Many of them has been imitating the Rai Kunitoshi blade.
All are made in fine quality.

Koshirae : Army Gunto Koshirae

Guarantee Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price (credit card) : JPY 650,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 637,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)