Katana:Kongouou Chikushu Sannou Ju So Tsutomu
Ordering number : 12283
Katana in Shirasaya
Signature:Kongouou Chikushu Sannou Ju So Tsutomu (Mukansa swordsmith).
Showa Hinoetora toshi Chushu Kisshou-bi (November 1986).
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 72.5 cm or 28.54 inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or 0.59 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 3.02 cm or 1.18 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.25 cm or 0.88 inches.
Kasane : 0.59 cm or 0.23 inches.
Era : Showa period.
Shape : This blade is wide and thick healthy.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained with Jinie attach like Oosaka shinto.
Hamon : From Hamachi area, suguha hamon and then Oo gunome-midare with deep Nioikuchi like Toranba hamon and ash also deep nioikuchi. Inside of the Hamon has Sunagashi and small kinsuji.
Boshi is round Hakikake style with deep nioikuchi.
Special feature : So Tsutomu is a famous gendai (modern) swordsmith of Fukuoka prefecture in Kyushu. His swords are high reputed as good as Shinshinto, shinto Doranba hamon like Ozaki suketaka, Sukehiro, and other famous sword makers.
He was strongly influenced by Sukehiro or Kiyomaro.
This sword is a copy of Sukehiro Doranba hamon.
He got many prizes at the annual sword making contests and also approved Mukansa-tosho. He is very good at forging sword modeled on Kiyomaro or Sukehiro.
This blade is very active Hamon and high quality!
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price (credit card : JPY 1,100,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 1,078,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)