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Katana : Musashi Taro Yasukuni/Makoto 15 mai Koubuse saku

Ordering number : 13026(Consignment sale)

Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae. (NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper)

Signature:Musashi Taro Yasukuni
Makoto 15 mai Koubuse saku

The blade was polished
Habaki : Silver single habaki.
Blade length : 66.6 cm or 26.22 inches.
Sori : 2.2 cm or 0.86 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.99 cm or 1.17 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.03 cm or 0.79 inches.
Kasane : 0.74 cm or 0.29 inches.
Era : Middle Edo period.
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick with sori nice looking shape.
Jitetsu : Koitame had well grained with jinie attach nice texture.

Hamon : Niedeki gunome midair and kogunome midair mixed with sunagashi and small kinsuji work.

Special feature : Yasukuni was swordsmith descended from Shitahara school.
He moved to Edo and studied under the Oomura Kaboku.
He engrave on the nakago as Shin 15 mai Kojyo saki and well known as cut well sword.
While he as studying at Oomura Kaboku, he says his name as Musashi Taro Yasukuni.
The reason why he became well known sword maker is that come from movies the title is Daibosatsu Toge by the actor Chiezo Kataoka.
At that time Japanese swords were one of the top ranking Japanese men's hobby.
In times past when entertainment was scarce, the movie was a place where men could have fun.
I was also watched the movie "Daibosatsu Toge"mountain pass Daibosatsu.

And he lived in Edo, and he studied under Omura Kaboku.
His blade cut well, and he was famous in Daibosatsu-touge.
The Uramei “Kin makoto 15 mai Koubuse” means swordsmith organization.
And his almost blades have same Uramei.

Koshirae :
Tsuba : On the mokko style iron Tsuba, some animals and landscape are engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira : On the syakudo plate, a dragon is engraved with gold color.
Saya : On the black ishimeji saya, clouds are painted.
Menuki : Some flower and design are engraved by syakudo plate.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicyo Token.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price (credit card) : JPY 650,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 637,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)