Katana in Shirasaya
Signature: Chikushu ju So Masachika
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Gold double foiled habaki
Blade length : 72.7cm or 28.63inches.
Sori : 1.8cm or 0.71inches.
Width at the hamachi : 3.39cm or 1.3inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.315cm or 0.911inches.
Kasane : 0.655cm or 0.258inches.
Era : Modern
Shape : It is rather wide, thick shape with bohi engraved on both side.
Jitetsu : koitame hada well grained with jinie attached.
The jigane is beautiful
Hamon : Konie base. The hamachi area is suguha
but gradually becomes deep nioi hamon with oogunome, dournba. There are much up down on the ha and many sunagashi
and kinsuji seen. Boshi is round shape.
Special feature : So Masachika, born So Masatoshi as a real son of a great modern swordsmith So Tsutomu at Fukuoka in 1958, learned under Tsutomu and strictly followed the workmanship Kiyomaro and Sukehiro. In recent years Masachika is widely noticed as a consecutive high-ranking prize winner of annual sword-making competition held by NBTHK.
Masachika forged this katana modeled on Sukehiro, a famous swordsmith of Osaka Shin-to.
This piece is a masterpiece of Sukehiro imitation. It is a fantastic piece. He is acclaimed as most promising swordsmith now.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price: JPY 800,000-.