Katana: Hishu 8dai Ju Minamoto Moriyoshi Kin sakuno
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Hishu 8dai Ju Minamoto Moriyoshi Kin sakuno
Showa Hinoe-Tora Sai 8 Gatsu Hi
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 75.9 cm or 29.88 inches.
Sori : 2.0 cm or 0.78 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 3.50 cm or 1.37 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.95 cm or 1.16 inches.
Kasane : 0.71 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Gendai period.
Shape : The blade is very wide(3.5cm) and thick with long kissaki nice looking shape.
Jitetsu : Itame had well grained with jinie attach blackish jigane like Kyusyu style.
Hamon : Niedeki gunome midair with thick nioikuchi and ash work.
In Hamon, there are many sunagashi and Kinsuji work.
Special feature :
Moriyishi was a sword maker in Kyusyu and high repotted as Mukansa sword maker.
He was born at Taisyo 9th and studied under the Kongo Hyoei Moritaka Yasuhiro and also studied under the Enjyu Nobushige.
At the Sinsakuto tenrankai(Japanese sword exhibition), he got the title of Bunkacyo administrator prize.
At Syowa 60(1985) he got the Mukansa sword maker and made many high repotted swords.
He was skillful of sosyu den style especially he adore to make Kiyomaro.
This sword is a copy of the Kiyomaro which is very active sunagashi and kinsuji scatter in Ha.
We recommend this great gigantic sword and Mukansa sword for you.
NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.