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Katana : Showa 17 nen 9 gatsu Kichijitsu/Yasunori


Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon Paper)

Signature:Showa 17 nen 9 gatsu Kichijitsu

The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold color iroe single habaki.
Blade length : 67.1 cm or 26.41 inches.
Sori : 1.4 cm or 0.55 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 2.97 cm or 1.16 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.92 cm or 0.75 inches.
Kasane : 0.59 cm or 0.23 inches.
Era : Syowa period (modern times).
Shape : The blade is rather wide and regular sized kasane with sori and also longer kissaki nice looking shape.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained and with jinie attached Beautiful texture.
Hamon : Konie deck suguha with Koashi scatter and soft feeling koashi feels morning misty feeling.
Boshi is round shaped style.

Special feature : Yasunori is one of the excellent Yasukuni-tosho. He was born in Hiroshima pref and also he is a nephew of Kajiyama Yasunori.
He become a member of Niho-to Tanren Kai at the Yasukuni Shrine in 1933 and started to forge sword as Yasunori in 1935. He forged about 1600 swords until the end of the Second World War including special swords to dedicate Shinto shrines. He also made swords at his home for his acquaintances and relatives and others. He cut the signature Takenoro on the sword tang.
The blade is excellent a copy of the Rai Kunitoshi style.
He made like Rai Kunitishi, Nagamitsu hamon and Jigane.

NBTHK Hozon Paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price (credit card) : JPY 650,000-.