Katana in Koshirae
Signature: Chikuzen Ju Yoshihiro Saku (Mukansa swordsmith)
Heisei 10 Nen 12 Gatsuhi (December 1998)
The blade was polished.sword
habaki:gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 81.0 cm or 31.88 inches.
Sori : 2.6 cm or 1.02 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.36 cm or 1.32 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.36 cm or 0.92 inches.
Kasane : 0.68 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era :Gendai period.
Shape : The blade is long(81cm) and wide and thick with longer kissaki.
Jitetsu :Koitame had and Masame had mixed with jinie attach and chikei work.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha and norare mixed with ash work and some parts gunome midair.
Special feature : Chikuzen Ju Yoshihiro is Seto Yoshihiro who was born at Hukuoka prefecture syowa 20th (1945). At 25years of agem he studied making swords under the Seiho Sumitani.
He learned a lot and got a lot of prizes like Kanzan soy, Bunkacyo Cyokansyo prizes.
After that he became Mukansa wordsmith at Heise8th(1996)
This sword is polished perfectly but check the jigane carefully.
The texture is koitame hada masanagare but if the blade will be polished, the Masame hada will be appear clearly.
Koshirae : Gendai.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : JPY 600,000-.