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Katana:Yaguwa Yasutake Sakku No


Katana in Shirasaya

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Signature: Yaguwa Yasutake Sakku No (Mukansa swordsmith)
Showa 47nen 1gatu kichijitsu (Showa 47, January lucky day)

The blade was polished by good polisher.
Habaki : Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 73.2 cm or 28.81 inches.
Sori : 2.6 cm or 1.02 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 3.26 cm or 1.28 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.23 cm or 0.87 inches.
Kasane : 0.66 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Gendai period.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with deep sori nice looking shape.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada and masa mixed with jinie attach blackish fine texture.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha with kasha.

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 dousing his life.
He passed away Showa 58 September 15th age 73 years.
This blade is elegant Jigane and fine hamon which is a copy of Koto blade.

Historical background: He was working at Meiji, Taisho and showa era.
After the war, Japan was commotion and struggle time and after that Japanese economy
going up. Japanese people had living between unhopeful and look hopeful era.

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Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price (credit card) : JPY 550,000-.