Katana: Yoshiwara Yoshihindo,Yoshihara Souji, Shimizu Yoshitsugu
Katana in Shirasaya
Signature :Musashikoku Junin Yoshiwara Yoshihindo Dou Otouto(brother) Yoshihara Souji Ichimon Shimizu Yoshitsugu Sannin
Gassaku. (made by 3 persons)
Showa Mizunoto-Ushi May 29th(1973)
Kokumu Daijin Bouei cho Choukan Yamanaka Sadanori Kakka
(Minister of State, chief of the Japan Defense Agency, Yamanaka Sadanori)
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 76.2 cm or 30 inches.
Sori : 2.9 cm or 1.14 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.28 cm or 1.29 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.26 cm or 0.88 inches.
Kasane : 0.72 cm or 0.28 inches.
Weight of blade : 7650g
Era : Modern period.
Shape : It is wide and thick regular sori, It is nice shape
Jitetsu : Itame hada well grained with jinie attached. It is dark jigane.
Hamon : Konie ground, gunome midare mix with shoji midare. There are ashi and boushi well attached.
Special feature : This sword is made by Yoshihara Yoshihito and his younger brothers Souji chi Kiyomitsu and Tadatsugu. Yamanaka Sadatoshi has hold successfully as a director general of defense agency,a member of the house of representatives, Director General of Okinawa Development Agency, Director General of former Defence Agency, Chairman of Policy Bureau and The minister of International Trade and industry
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.