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Katana : Higo Koku Ju Akamatsu Taro Kanesuke saku


Katana in Shirasaya

Signature : Higo Koku Ju Akamatsu Taro Kanesuke saku
Hinoe 4gatsu April Lucky Day

The blade was polished.
Blade length : 71.1cm or 28.1inches.
Sori : 1.8cm or 0.7inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.585cm or 1.41inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 3.15cm or 1.24inches.
Kasane : 0.72cm or 0.28inches.
Era :Modern
Shape : It is wide and thick blade with long kissaki.
It is magnificent shape piece.
Jitetsu :Itame hada well grained with jinie attached.
It is flawless well grained jigane
Hamon : Nie base gunome midare with ashi well attached.
It is very fine sunagashi and kinsuji work.

Special feature : Akamatsu Taro Kanesuke, his real name Kimura Karu,
was born in Showa 36th year at Yashiro city, Kumamoto prefecture.
He has imitated many swords from Kiyomaro. Most are wide and long kissaki swords which is seen from overseas too.
He has received award of excellence and award of effort at Shinsakuto exhibition.
He has brothers Kanetsugu and Kaneteru and make steel at there own way which is unlike
that of the tatara iron that is made in the sword museum. It is dark Kyushu jigane.
It is well polished sword and made with many effort. We could say that it is a masterpiece.
It is wide and thick long kissaki magnificent katana. We recommend this piece.

Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price (credit card) : JPY 550,000-.