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Katana : Horii Toshihide Saku/Kigen 2600 Nen Chu-Shubi

Ordering number : 14226

Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon Paper)

Signature : Horii Toshihide Saku
Kigen 2600 Nen Chu-Shubi

The blade was polished.
Blade length : 69.84 cm or 27.49 inches.
Sori : 1.8 cm or 0.7 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.21 cm or 1.26 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.19 cm or 0.86 inches.
Kasane : 0.75 cm or 0.4 inches.
Weight of only blade : 830 grams.
Era : War Time Showa 15th period. (1940)
Shape : It is wide and thick strong katana with some sori. It is long kissaki nice shape katana.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada with mixture of mokume hada. Jinie is well attached and fine chikei work seen.
Hamon : Nie structure with choji midare with gunome mixture.

Special feature : Horii Toshihide whose real name was Horii Kaneyoshi.
He was born in 1886 as the third son of Hirokichi Tokuda in Shiga pref.
Toshihide became a pupil of Horii Taneaki in 1904 and succeeded the Horii School as the Third.
Toshihide used three names : Hideaki, Kaneaki and Toshihide.
In 1918, Toshihide went to Hokkaido at the invitation of Nihon-Seiko, a famous steelmaking company at Muroran City.
He continued forging sword there.
Toshihide is thought as one of a representative swordsmith of the first half of Showa period, in the prewar Japan.
He passed away in 1943 during the Second World War.
This sword is made the year of 2,600 year anniversary of the founding of Japanese Imperial era and it is rare piece of work.
It is in nice wide and thick shape sword.

NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price (credit card) : JPY 850,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 833,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)