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Katana : Tobu Jyu Yasutake/Syowa 41Nen 2 Gatsu Kichijitsu. (Mukansa)


Katana in Shirasaya (Guarantee NBTHK Hozon paper.)

Signature : Tobu Jyu Yasutake. Mukansa.(One of the top ranking sword makers)
Syowa 41Nen 2 Gatsu Kichijitsu.
The sword was made at 1966 Feb 2nd Lucky day.

The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 73.2 cm or 28.81 inches.
Sori : 2.0 cm or 0.79 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.55 cm or 1.39 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.48 cm or 0.97 inches.
Kasane : 0.87 cm or 0.34 inches.
Weight : 1005 grams.
Era : Syowa 41st
Shape : The blade is very wide and thick heavy gorgeous sword.
Jitetsu : Koitame had well grained with jinie attach nice Jigane.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha based with ash scatter in ha softly.
Also Yo work. Boshi is rather midarekomi style style.

Special feature : Yasutake, born Yakuwa Takeshi in Yamagata pref.
In 1909 is known as a Yasukuni-tosho who was a pupil of Ikeda Kazumitsu.
Kazumitsu was a Yasukuni-tosho known as Yasumitsu in the Suishinshi clan.
Yakuwa Takeshi enterd the Nihon-to Tanren Kai at the Yasukini shrine in1935.
The Minister of War Sugiyama gave the swordsmith name Yasutake in November 1944.
Yasutake forged 30-odd swords as a Yasukuni-tosho until the end of the Second World War.
In the postwar Japan, he resumed forging sword in 1954. It was the earliest among Yasukuni-toshos.
Yasutake and Sakai Hiroshi, known as Ikkansai Shigenasa both were Yasukuni-tosho forged a collaboration tanto for a centenary of the Yasukun shrine in 1970.
Yasutake also forged a tachi to dedicate the Ise shrine in 1973 at the occasion of its periodic reconstruction standing on ceremony once twenty years.
He finally became a Mukansa-tosho In 1981 and passed away in 1983.
Yasutake fogred this splendid katana accepting a custom order based on his excellent technique improved as a Yasukuni-tosho.
This sword is very healthy without Kizu and flow.

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

Price : JPY 650,000-.