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Katana Yashinori/Showa 15nen 4gatsu lucky day

Ordering number : 12460 katana

Katana in Shirasaya

Signature: Yashinori
Showa 15nen 4gatsu lucky day.

The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 64.1 cm or 25.23 inches.
Sori : 1.6 cm or 0.62 inches.
Mekugi: 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.85 cm or 1.12 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.85 cm or 0.72 inches.
Kasane : 0.68 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Showa era.
Shape : The blade is regular sized nice looking shape.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained with jinnie attach fantastic texture.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha based gunome midare with many ashi, Yo and also sunagashi small kinsuji scatter.
Boshi is round shape.

Special feature : Yasunori was born at Meiji 42nd year who was called Kotani Yasunori and real name is Kotani Kenzo. He was a nephew of the Kajiyama Yasunori top ranking sword maker in Yasukuni swords makers. He worked and helped Kajiyama Yasunori at July 8th Syowa 8 year.
He was named by Hayashi senjyuro army minister.
At Yasukuni shrine sword making factory made many swords 8100 pieces of Japanese swords during war time.
He made a dedication sword to Yasukuni shrine, Gotoba in festival dedication sword,dedication sword anniversary Kouki 2600 at Showa 15th March 1st, dedication of Atsuta Jingu (shrine) and also Onshi swords 13 pieces (Onshi sword means that the blade for a top achiever in army or navy).
He also built sword making factory in his home and made swords which devided name as Takenori.
He passed away Heisei 15th March 1st. Probably after the war, he never make sword.
Generally his subjects looks like Rai school active hamon in Ha.
The blade was polished perfectly and nice Hataraki and also jigane.

Historical background:War time.

Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price (credit card) : JPY 650,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 637,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)