Katana in Koshirae
Signature : Higo Koku Jyu Akamatsu Taro Kaneteru saku Uchishi Kiyomaro
Hinotoi Rokugatsu Kichijitsu (A day in June 2007)
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 72.4 cm or 28.50 inches.
Sori : 1.9 cm or 0.74 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.61cm or 1.42 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.90 cm or 1.14 inches.
Kasane : 0.73 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Modern period.
Shape : It is wide and thick O-Kissaki Katana. The katana is bid size.
Jitetsu : Itame hada well grained with Jinie attached.
Hamon : Nie Deki Gunome midare with Nioiguchi deep grained. Ashi is well attached, It is soft Habuchi.
There is Sunagashi and Kinsuji work.
Special feature : Akamatsu Taro Kaneteru, his real name Kimura Kanehiro, is born in Showa 32year.
He is the second son of Kimura Kaneshige and his older brother is Sword smith Kumura Kanetsugu.
He has made sword is Showa 63 year at Kyushu Higo.
Because they use their original manufactured iron, the jitetsu steel has different feeling than the NBTHK Tartara work.
This work is Kiyomaro Utsushi(Imitation of Kiyomaro). There is long Kinsuji work.
It is regretted that the polish is not too good.
If you don’t need polish it will discount 50,000 jpy.
Koshirae : It is modern Koshirae.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.