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Katana: Fukuoka Ju So Tsutomu Seitanren Saku kore (Mukansa)

Ordering number : 14326

Katana in Koshirae

Signature: Fukuoka Ju So Tsutomu Seitanren Saku kore(Mukansa)
Ou Higuchi Masanori Uji Ju Showa 40, Feb.

The blade was made by customs order by Masanori Higuchi Feb 1965.

The blade was polished.
Habaki:Gold double foiled habaki.
Blade length : 72.4 cm or 28.50 inches.
Sori :1.8 cm or 0.70 inches.
Mekugi: 1
Width at the hamachi :3.48 cm or 1.37 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.38 cm or 0.93 inches.
Kasane : 0.75 cm or 0.29 inches.
Weight of only blade:890 grams.
Era : Syowa period.
Shape : The blade is wide(3,48cm) and thick with deep Sori and long
Kissaki nice looking shape.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful texture.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha with komidare soft feeling Nioikuchi.
Boshi is round shape.

Special feature : Sword smith So Tsutomu is Mukansa sword maker
and working at Fukuoka prefecture.
He got a lot of prizes well known one of the top ranking sword makers.
After receive Doryoku syo prize, Syoreisyo prize, at Syowa 56,
he got the Bunkacyo Cyokan soy prize.
At Syowa 58(1983), Mainichi press company's prize.and
at Syowa 60th(1985), He got the Yusyu soy prize and then next year,
he got Kunzansyo prize.
At heise 2nd,(1990) after he got the Takamatsu miya soy prize,
he became Mukansa sword maker.
Sword makers worked very hardly in order to become Mukansa sword maker.
Until then, sword makers who are nearest Mukansa prize, worked very hardly against obtaining this prize.
It means before the Mukansa sword maker's blades are excellent swords.
This sword is elegant soft feeling suguha hamon with small ash like old sword Rai school.

Koshirae :
Tsuba :On the rousn shape iron Tsuba, dragon and clouds are engraved. Late Edo period.
Fuchikashira :Gendai
Saya : black ishime ji style.
Menuki : Gendai.

Aoi Art estimatin paper : whole Oshigata.

Price (credit card) : JPY 600,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 588,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)