Katana in Shirasaya
Signature : Musashi Kokku Fuchu Ju Yasuoki 62 sai saku togi Yashiro Terumichi
Showa 53 nen 8 gatsu Kichijistu.
Explanation: Yasuoki made this blade in 1978 at age of 62 years old.
This blade was polished by Yashiro Terumichi.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Musashi Kokku Fuchu Ju Yasuoki belongs to Jyojyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 71.2 cm or 28.03 inches.
Sori : 2.0 cm or 0.78 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.27 cm or 1.28 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.30 cm or 0.90 inches.
Kasane : 0.77 cm or 0.30 inches.
Era : Showa period.
Shape : Wide and thick blade with deep Sori. Ikubu fu Kissaki.
Jitetsu : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attached. The Jigane is beautiful.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Suguha with Ko-Ashi and Yo. Around Momouchi to Kissaki part, there are many Ashi. Boshi is round Hakikake shape.
Special feature : Yasuoki is well known swordsmith of Nihonto Tannrenkai in Yasukuni shrine. His mater is Miyaguchi Yasuhiro, Kajiyama Yasutoku, Yasunori, Ikeda Yasumitsu and Yasutoshi.
He was born 1st February 1916 ,died 5th March 1986.
He became a member of the Nihonto Tanrenkai foundation on 1st March 1935.
He became a Sakite of Kajiyama Yasunori after Kotani Yasunori left the Foundation on first July 1935.
He was given the name of Yasuoki by the War Minister Hatta Syunroku on 12th July 1940.
Donated a sword to the Yasukuni Shrine in August 1940.
Donated a sword to commemorating the 2,600th Imperial year at the request of the governer of Kanagawa prefecture.
Made a guardian tanto for princess Takeda-no-miya Motoko in February 1942.
He made onkashi swords 9 Katana and 3 Tanto.
He got Chairman Award at the 2nd Gunto Tanren Kai.
He got Yusyu syo prize and other many prizes.
His Hamon and Jigane are different from the Yasukuni shirne’s swords.
We think that this blade is Rai Utsushi blade. The Nakago style is also very nice.
He is noted in contemporary swordsmith.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.