Katana : Sanryu Ryosanshi Masamine Saku No/Honitomi nen 8 Gatsuhi

Katana in Shirasaya (Ningen Kokuho: Living National Treasures of Japan)

Signature : Sanryu Ryosanshi Masamine Saku No
Hinotomi nen 8 Gatsuhi (August 1977)

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyojyo saku ranking.

The blade was polished.
Blade length : 74.0 cm or 29.13 inches.
Sori : 2.8 cm or 1.10 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.32 cm or 1.30 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.41 cm or 0.94 inches.
Kasane : 0.81 cm or 0.31 inches.
Blade weight : 935 grams.
Era : Showa period.
Shape : It is wide and thick deep Sori.
Jitetsu : Itame hada well grained with Jinie attached. It is clear jigane.
Hamon : Nie Deki deep Nioiguchi. Gunome midare with burned.

Special feature : Sumitani Masamine was born in Matto city, Ishikawa pref on January 24th, 1921.
After he graduated Ritsumeikan University, he studied making swords under Sakurai MAsayuki.
In 1956, he made sword craft center “Sanryu-tei” at his home.
From, 1957 to 1964, he got the Nyusho prize at Shinsakuto Gizyutu Happyokai competition.
In 1965, he got also the Masamune-sho prize and Meiyo Kaicho-sho prize at Shinsaku Meito-ten competition.
And he made sword craft center “Ryozan-tei”
In 1966, he got the Masamune-sho prize again, and he got Mainichi Shinbunsya-sho prize.
He became Mukansa swordsmith and judge of Shinsaku Meito-ten competition.
In 1967, he became Mukei Bunkazai of Ishikawa pref (Intangible Cultural Properties of Ishikawa pref).
In 1972, he got the 1st Kunzansho prize.
In 1974, he got the Masamune-sho prize.
In 1981, he became the Ningen Kokuho (Living National Treasures of Japan).
In 1984, he got the Shiju-Hosho prize.
In 1990, he made sword for current Emperor of Japan.
He discoursed at the British Museum.
From 1991 to 1994, he made some swords for Emperor’s family.
In 1992, he receive the order from Ise Jingu Grand Shrine.
In 1998, he passed away when he was 77 years old.

Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 1,800,000 JPY-


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