Katana in Shirasaya
Signature : Omiya ju Musashi Kenkou Ihara Teruhide
Showa 50 Kinotou ne 8 gatsu Kichijitsu (August lucky day 1975)
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 76.6 cm or 30.15 inches.
Sori : 2.2 cm or 0.86 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.38cm or 1.33inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.38cm or 0.94inches.
Kasane : 0.73cm or 0.29inches.
Era : Modern period.
Shape : It is 3.38cm width and thick katana.
It is long 76.6cm strong and long shape.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained iwth jinie attahced.
It is Muji style clear jihada.
Hamon : Nie Deki gunome midare gradually becomes choji midare. Ashi is long and reaches the ha tip.
Special feature : His real name is Ihara Fukutaro.
He has lived in Omiya and has won 14 prizes.
He was born in Taisho 3rd year and was formerly an authorized army sword smith.
He was studying under Kurihara Hikosaburo.
This piece is long and wide magnificent sword masterpiece.
It is hard to imagine that this is modern sword. It is like Masayoshi of Shin-Shin To.
It is nice balance 955g katana but it does not feel so heavy.
It is flawless modern katana and it is true masterpiece. We recommend this work.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.