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Katana : Ryusen Horii Toshihide Kao/Syowa 12nd year Hinoto Ushi(1937)new years lucky day

Ordering number : 13721

Katana in Shirasaya

Signature : Ryusen Horii Toshihide Kao
Syowa 12nd year Hinoto Ushi(1937)new years lucky day

The blade was polished by top ranking sword polisher.
Blade length : 70.2 cm or 27.63 inches
Sori : 1.4 cm or 0.55 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.01 cm or 1.18 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.95 cm or 0.76 inches
Kasane : 0.64 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Early Syowa.period.
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick with suitable sori and longer kissaki nice looking shape.
Jitetsu : Item had and mokume had mixed.
Hamon : Koniedeki gunome midair and cyoji midair hamon mixed and in Ha,
there are sunagashi and kinsuji work and boshi is midarekomi style.

Special feature : Ryusen Horii Toshihide was working early Syowa mainly and also war time who was the top ranking sword maker.
He was born Meiji 19th 1886 and passed away 1943.
His name is Kaneyoshi Horii and became a student of Horii Taneakiand studied a lot.
During making sword at Ryusenji sword making place he was adopted son of his family and got married with his daughter.
He succeeded 3rd generation Horii family.
At Taisyo 7th, he worked at Nihon Seikosyo company in Hokkaido Muroran and skilled up his technique.
He was ordered to make 10 marshal swords from the Imperial Household Ministry,
and tried to make them but unfortunately he couldn't make all of them along the way because he died Syowa 18th(1943).
He made many swords from the royal family and navy and army high ranking officers.
He is said that his sword is the top ranking swordsmith in Syowa era.
This sword is quite well done which is one of the top ranking sword in ifs life.
The sword is polished by high ranking polisher.
The blade is healthy without Kizu and flow.

Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price (credit card) : JPY 950,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 931,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)