Katana in Shirasaya
Signature: Hizen koku Masayoshi saku kore
Showa Kinoto Hitsuji sai 11gatu hi ( November 1955)
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 71.0 cm or 27.95 inches.
Sori : 1.7 cm or 0.66 inches.
Width at the hamachi :3.4 cm or 1.33 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.4 cm or 0.94 inches.
Kasane : 0.7 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Showa period. ( November 1955)
Shape : Wide (3.4cm) and thick blade.
Jitetsu : Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
We can see Itame easily.
Hamon : Nie deki Gunome Midare with many Ashi.
Boshi is round Notare shape.
Special feature : Hizen koku Masayoshi, his real name is Taguchi Shoichi.
He is a sword smith of Saga prefecture.
He got the Nyusen prize 11 times at the annual sword- making competition held by the NBTHK.
This blade is wide,thick and gorgeous Hamon.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.