Katana in Koshirae
Signature : Minamoto Yasutake (Mukansa swordsmith)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs toJyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :Gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 77.7 cm or 30.59 inches.
Sori : 2.0 cm or 0.78 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.32cm or 1.30 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.20 cm or 0.86 inches.
Kasane : 0.81 cm or 0.31 inches.
Era : Gendai (modern times)
Shape : The blade is long and wide and thick with longer kissaki
On both sides of the blade, Bo-hi is engraved gorgeous sword.
Jigane : Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach nice grain.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha hamon with small asi with soft Nioikuchi.
Special feature : Yasutake was born in Yamagata pref.
In 1909 is known as a Yasukuni-tosho who was a pupil of Ikeda Ikko.
Yasutake enterd the Nihon-to Tanren Kai in1935.
After the Second world war, he resumed forging sword in 1954.
In 1970, Yasutake and Sakai Hiroshi forged a collaboration tanto for a centenary of the Yasukuni Shrine.
In 1973, Yasutake forged a tachi to dedicate the Ise shrine.
In 1981, he finally became a Mukansa-tosho. He passed away in 1983.
Yasutake fogred this splendid katana in the postwar Japan accepting a custom order based on his excellent technique improved as a Yasukuni-tosho.
He also got the top ranking Masamune syo prize.
This sword is long and well grained koitame hada with suguha hamon.
Saya : Black roiro Kizami saya.
Tsuba : On the brass round shape Tsuba, a tiger and deer are engraved.
Menuki : Birds are engraved by brass plate with gold color.
Fuchikashira : Fuchi:on the syakudo plate, some design is engraved. Kashira: syakudo plate.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.