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Katana: Shikoku Saburou Minamoto Akikuni Saku kore

Ordering number : 13485

Katana in Shirasaya

Signature : Shikoku Saburou Minamoto Akikuni Saku kore
Showa 56nen 3gatsu Kichijitsu
(Showa 56th year or year 1981 March Lucky day)

The blade was polished.
Habaki: Double foiled silver habaki
Blade length : 74.7 cm or 29.40 inches.
Sori : 2.0 cm or 0.78 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.26cm or 1.28 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.33cm or 0.91 inches.
Kasane : 0.78cm or 0.30 inches.
Era : Showa period.
Shape : It is wide and thick sword with long kissaki.
It is magnificent looking katana.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada with jinie attach. It is clear hada.
Hamon : Nie structure gunome midare with mixture of choji midare.
The nioiguchi becomes deep around the hasaki. It seems like shinshinto at first glance.

Special feature : Shikoku Saburo Minamoto Akikuni has moved to Kochi, Shikoku and has made sword.
His real name is Kondo Tsutomu and was formerly an authorized army sword smith who has won
The President award of Army sword smith foundation and the Prime MInister Award of Nihonto Exhibition.
In modern days, he was ranked as the high quality modern sword smith and had much skills.
This katana is wide and thick nice balance piece and the condition is excellent. There are no kizu or flaws.

Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price (credit card) : JPY 600,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 588,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)