Katana in Koshirae
Signature : Oushu Gosho Ju Yoshimitsu
Showa 53 year October (1978)
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 77.0 cm or 30.31inches.
Sori : 1.8cm or 0.71inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.37cm or 1.33inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.11cm or 0.83inches.
Kasane : 0.81cm or 0.32inches.
Weight of the blade:945g
Era : Modern
Shape : It is wide and thick with some sori.
It is long 77cm shape nice katana.
Jitetsu :Itame hada well grainedwith jinie attached. It is clear jigane.
Hamon : Nie Deki gunome midare with soft Habuchi. Ashi is well attached.
There is active sunagashi and kinsuji works.
Boshi is Hakikake style.
Special feature : Okushu Gosho Jyu Yoshimitsu, his real name Yasumoto Tokuharu,
was forging swords in Shizukuishi cho Iwate ward, Iwate Prefecture. He was born
in Meiji 27th year and was a former authorized army sword smith.
He then studied under Miyairi Shohei and has won many prizes cuh as Prize of Effort
and Prize of Excellence at Shinsaku-To Ten.
This sword has many activities in the ha and the Kinsuji work is especially good.
Tsuba : Round shape iron tsuba with tea ceremony motif engraved in open work.
Fuchikashira : On copper plate, Kawakusa pattern is engraved in openwork.
Saya : Black Roiro saya.
Menuki : Shakudo plate with pattern engraved.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.