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Katana: Houki kuni Nawa ju Nagataka zo kore 73 sai

Ordering number : 14035

Katana in Shirasaya

Signature : Showa 43 nen 2 Gatsu Kichijitsu.
Houki kuni Nawa ju Nagataka zo kore 73 sai.

Explanation: The sword was made at Showa 43 year (1967 Feb Lucky day) 73 years of age.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 79.4 cm or 31.25 inches.
Sori : 2.4 cm or 0.94 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.46 cm or 1.36 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.35 cm or 0.92 inches.
Kasane : 0.83 cm or 0.33 inches.
Weight of only blade : 1140 gram.
Era : Syowa period.modern times.
Shape : The blade is long and wide and thick with deep sori gorgeous shape.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach nice texture.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha base with gunome midair and in Ha, there are many suhagashi and kinsuji work.
From Monouchi area, active hamon work.

Special feature: Houki kuni Nawa ju Nagataka was working at Tottori province. This area, is well known producing nice iron sand,
So this area, sword makers made quite nice Tamahagane.
He was born at meiji 28th and worked sword making during war time and after the war, he got the prize of Nyusen prize at the sword contest.
This sword is quite well balanced long sword and nice Jigane and hamon.
The condition of the blade is very good without Kizu and flow.
We recommend this long with nice shape sword.

Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 450,000 JPY-
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)