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Katana: Chikushu Sannou Jyu Sou Tsutomu saku

Ordering number : 14807

Katana in Koshirae

Signature : Chikushu Sannou Jyu Sou Tsutomu saku
eisei 2nd year January Lucky day
Mukansa Sword Smith

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saki)This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :copper single habaki.
Blade length :  72.9cm or 28.70 inches.
Sori : 1.9cm or 0.74 inches.
Mekugi :  1
Width at the hamachi :3.39cm or 1.33 inches.
Wide at the Kissaki : 2.4cm or 0.94inches
Kasane : 0.84cm or 0.33 inches.
Era : Modern period.
Shape : It is wide(3.39cm) and thick deep sori O-Kissaki magnificent katana.
Hamon:Nie Deki gunome midare with Ashi well attached. There is Sunagashi and Kinzuji

Special feature : So Tsutomu was born in Showa 2nd year.
He learned from his father So Masamitsu
the sword producing skills. Later, he was influenced by Kiyomaro work and has made much Soshuden work.
He has received prices such as Bunka Chokai Prize, Kunzan Prize and Tokusho.
Heisei 2nd year, he became a Mukansa Sword Smith and has imitated much of Sukehiro work.
He has challenged on Doranba work and has succeeded significantly.
He was well known as the closest person to Human National treasure but has died
in Heisei 27th year(2015) February 24th.
Sword smith is not acknowledged as Human National Treasure in Ministy of Education in Japan.

Koshirae: Modern Koshirae

Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 900,000 JPY- (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)