Katana in Koshirae
Signature :Touto Ju Yasutake
Showa 41 nenn 3 gatsu kichijitsu
(Showa 41st year(1966) March Lucky day)
The blade was polished.
Habaki: silver single foiled habaki
Blade length : 76.8cm or 30.24inches.
Sori : 1.5cm or 0.59inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.43cm or 1.35inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.47cm or 0.97inches.
Kasane : 0.79cm or inches.
Era : Modern period.(1966)
Shape : It is wide and thick katana.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained with flow of masa. There are jinie attached. Dark clear jigane.
Hamon : Nie base Gunome Midare with koashi attached,
Special feature : Yaguwa Yasutake was a sword maker of Yasukuni to sword smith.
He was born at Meiji 42nd December 7th and after that he studied
at a student of the Ikeda Yasumitsu. He also made Yasukuni swords at the Yasukuni shrine.
But he left few swords only 30 pieces during his work at Yasukuni shrine.
After the war ended, he continued sword making with his old name Yasutake.
He got the title of the Muukansa at Showa 57th.
From that period he made many swords during his life.
He passed away Showa 58 September 15th age 73 years.
This blade was polished recently. The blade itself wonderful gigantic sword.
Tsuba :Round shape iron tsuba. The rim is shakudou base.
Fuchikashira :Higo style fuchigashira.
Saya : Black roiro saya
Menuki : Copper ground with some kind of design engraved.
Kurigata: Kojiri: Higo style kurigata and kojiri
Price (credit card) : JPY 650,000-.