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Katana : Hizen koku Kanemoto/Showa 53 nen Inu Ushi nen 5gatsu(May 1978)


Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae

Signature : Hizen koku Kanemoto
Showa 53 nen Inu Ushi nen 5gatsu(May 1978)

The blade was polished
Blade length : 70.2 cm or 27.63 inches.
Sori : 2.01 cm or 0.79 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.11cm or 1.22 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.32 cm or 0.91 inches.
Kasane : 0.75 cm or 0.29 inches.
Era : Showa 53year. May 1978.
Shape : Wide and thich. Bohi is in both side.
Jitetsu : Ko-Itame hada well grained with Jinie attach.
Hamon : Nie deki, From Hamachi Suguha and then Gunome Midare
and Choji Midare with deep Nioikuchi. Boshi is Notare round shape.

Special feature : Kanemoto was a swordsmith who lived in Saga pref.
He was born in 1907 and became a pupil of Muto Shinano (No) Kami Hisahiro
the Third in 1924. Kanemoto worked as a Jumei-tosho of Japanese army during wartime.
In the postwar Japan, he forged a treasure sword to dedicate the Ise-Jingu shrine in 1952.
He got the Nyusen prize at the annual sword- making competition held by the NBTHK.

Koshirae :
Tsuba :Iron Tsuba, deer and maple leaf are engraved.
Fuchikashira : Iron, maple leaf is engraved.
Saya : Kairagi Saya
Menuki : Flower is engraved.

We GUARANTEE that this sword will pass NBTHK Hozon paper (There is no Hozon paper yet)
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 350,000 JPY-