Katana in Shirasaya
Signature : Hisyu Yatsushiro Jyu Minamoto Moriyoshi Yoshitsugu Gassaku No.
Syowa 60 nen 5 Gatsu hi Tame Uji Toshiyasu Uji.
Mukansa sword maker(At NBTHK approved as the top ranking sword smith)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
Theis sword belongs to Jyojyo saku ranking)
The blade was polished by one of the top sword polisher.
Habaki : Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 74.5 cm or 29.33 inches.
Sori : 2.2 cm or 0.86 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.39 cm or 1.33 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.72 cm or 1.07 inches.
Kasane : 0.75 cm or 0.29 inches.
Weigh : 900 grams.
Era : Gendai (modiern times) 1985
Shape : The blade iBo-hi is engraved on both sides of the blade.
The sword is long and wide(3.39cm) and thick with deep sori and ookissaki nice attractive wonderful shape.
Jitetsu : Itame had well grained with jinie attach and chikei work.
Hamon : Niedeki with thick nioikuchi gunome midair with sunagashi and Kinsuji in Hamon.
Boshi is midarekomi style sharp Togari hamon and Yakisage style wit syaro kinsuji along with hamon.
Special feature : Minamoto Moriyoshi, born Tanigawa Matsuyoshi at Yatsushiro in Kumamoto pref.
In 1920 learned under Kongobyoe Moritaka Yasuhiro and Enju Taro Nobushige.
Moriyoshi forged sword at Yatsushiro in Kumamoto pref.
Hishu is an old name of that province. Kongobyoe Moritaka Yasuhiro gave Moriyoshi the swordsmith name Enju Nobutsugu Minamoto Moriyoshi in 1941.
In the postwar Japan, starting by forging commemorative sword called Kowakinen-to when Japan concluded the peace treaty
with the United States at San Francisco in 1952, Moriyoshi made a fresh start in 1954.
He got several prizes at the annual sword-making competition held by NBTHK, won a
reputation reviving the hamon of Kiyomaro and designated as a Mukansa-tosho in 1985.
He passed away in 1990, aged 70.
Sometimes his sword beyond Kiyomaro.
This sword is gassakuto(made by collaborative item) with his son and also custom order.
Therefor the blade feels by their high spiritual atmosphere.
Inside of the Bo-hi has small kiss but not serious.
We recommend this high quality Kiyomaro utsusi which is high technique jigane and Hamon Kiyomaro utsushi.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.