Katana : Higo kuni ju Akamatsu Taro Kanemitsu Saku
Ordering number : 12652
Katana in Shirasaya.
Signature : Higo kuni ju Akamatsu Taro Kanemitsu Saku
Heisei 23 nen 5 gatu Kichijitsu
The blade was polished
Habaki : Silver single habaki.
Blade length : 80.7 cm or 31.77 inches.
Sori : 1.9 cm or 0.74 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.28 cm or 1.29 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.39 cm or 0.94 inches.
Kasane : 0.63 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Gendai(modern times)
Shape : The blade is wide and thick long sword(80,7cm)with suitable sori and long kissaki nice looking shape.
Jitetsu : Itame had well grained with jinie attach.
Hamon : Niedeki gunome midair and cyoji midair mixed with ash, and sunagashi work.
Special feature : Akamatsu Taro Kanemitsu is called Mitsuhiro Kimura and studied fro his father.
Generally his subjects are long and wide swords like this sword.
His reputation is getting higher than before and got the prizes.
Akamatsu Taro school's members are Kanetsugu, Kanehiro, ZKanemitsu ,Kaneteru and Kaneyuki.
This school produce Tamahagane by their own way not using NBTHK Tamahagane.
So the Jigane is rather different quality compare with other swords which use NBTHK produced Tanahagane,
This school's main task is making cut well sword like Kiyomaro.
Therefor they made huge long sword,
cut well swords and well balanced swords.
This sword is well grained like Kongo hyoi's jigane and without Kizu and flow.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price (credit card) : JPY 500,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 490,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)