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Katana: Musashi Ju Kuniie Saku (Mukansa)

Ordering number : 15306

Katana in Shirasaya

Signature : Musashi Ju Kuniie Saku (Mukansa)
Showa 62 nen 3 gatsu kichijitsu (March 1987)

Fukurokuju(one of the Seven Lucky Gods is Japanese mythology).
Mr. Abe Takeo orderd this katana.
This blade is reminiscent of the Bizen Den in Kamakura period and nice works.
And also this is one of his masterpieces.
By swordsmith Mr. Shimizu Tadatsugu(Kao) in May 1987.

The blade was polished.
Blade length : 78.2 cm or 30.78 inches.
Sori : 2.3 cm or 0.90 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.52 cm or 1.38 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.55 cm or 1.00 inches.
Kasane : 0.76 cm or 0.29 inches.
Era : Modern time.
Shape : It is 3.53 cm wide and thick katana.
There are Bo-Hi and Soe-Hi on both side.
On the front, the Sankozuka-Ken is engraved. On the back, the Sanskritist is engraved. Long Hirauchi blade.
with Bo-Hi engraved at both side of the blade.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained with jinie attached. It is fine chikei work. It is clear jigane.
Hamon : Nie Deki Gunome Midare and Choji Midare mixed with deep Nioikuchi.
In Ha, there are sunagashi and kinsuji works.

Special feature : Kuniie was born in Showa 20th year in Tokyo Katsushika ku.
His first name is Yoshihara Soji. He has learned sword making
from his grandfather first generation Kuniie.
He has studied with his actual brother Yoshihito Tosho.
It is well grained beautiful jitetsu with gorgeous choji midare.
There such as Ichimonji and Nagamitsu. Showa 57th year, he has been judged as Mukansa.
Showa 57th year, he has made sacred treasure Tachi for regular shrine removal of Ise Shrine.
He has won awards such as the Prize of Commissioner
for Cultural Affairs third times and has won 11th time.
In the movie Last Samurai, he had been casted in sword smith roll.
This blade is Hirauchi Katana. Kuniie made this blade with all his might.
The engraving is also nice.

Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 1,400,000 JPY- (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)