Katana : Echigo Kuni Imai Sadaroku Saku/Syowa 16 Nen 3 Gatsuhi
Katana in Shirasaya
Signature : Echigo Kuni Imai Sadaroku Saku
Syowa 16 Nen 3 Gatsuhi.(1941)
Syowa:Army ordered sword maker:Japan sword exhibition Gold prize:Tokusyo prize: Niigata prefecture.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver single habaki.
Blade length : 68.3 cm or 26.88 inches.
Sori : 0.6 cm or 0.23 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.14 cm or 1.23 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.37 cm or 0.93 inches.
Kasane : 0.79 cm or 0.31 inches.
Era : Syowa period.(1941)
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick with small sori and ookissaki style.
Jitetsu : Koitame had well grained like Muji style.
Hamon : From the hamachi area, suguha and then suguha and also noter hamon with very thick nioikuchi. Boshi is also thick round shape.
Special feature : Echigo Kuni Imai Sadaroku was working for Japanese army and after the war.
He got the gold and silver prizes at Japan sword exhibition contest.
This sword is a copy of the Sa Yukihide.
The sword is good condition without Kizu and flow.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.