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Katana: Higo Kuni ju Kaneteru Saku kore


Katana in Shirasaya

Signature: Higo Kuni ju Kaneteru Saku kore
Heisei 1nen 8 gatsu Kichijitsu.(August lucky day 1989)

The blade was polished by good polisher.
Habaki:silver single habaki.
weigth:1072 gram
Blade length : 74.4 cm or 29.29 inches.
Sori : 1.9 cm or 0.74 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.56 cm or 1.40 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 3.12 cm or 1.22 inches.
Kasane : 0.76 cm or 0.29 inches.
Era : 1989.Gendai(modern times)
Shape : The blade is very wide(3.56cm) and thick(0.76cm) with long Okissaki style gorgeous healthy blade.
Jitetsu : Itame hada well grained with jinie attach nice jigane.
Hamon :Niedeki gunome midare and ashi work.
In Ha, there are ashi, sunagashi and also weak kinsuji scatter.
Boshi is midarekomi and small round shape kissaki and turns back.

Special feature : Higo no Kuni Kaneteru is a Gendai smith whom his real name is Kimura Yoshihiro.
He is one of the students of Akamatsu Taro. The Akamatsu Taro school uses original Tamahagane
for making swords so it is not difficult to see their characteristic from the jigane.
This blade is easy to understand Kiyomaro utushi. Akamatsu school
adore the Kiyomaro and tried to make Kiyomaro utsushi for a long period. It is fine piece with no kizu or flaw.
We recommend this fantastic sword.

Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price:JPY 550,000-.