Tachi : Hishu Yashiro Ju Minamoto Moriyoshi Kinsaku (Mukansa)
Tachi in Shirasaya (Guarantee: NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Hishu Yashiro Ju Minamoto Moriyoshi Kinsaku (Mukansa)
For admission to a school, Mr. Yamanaka Takaaki in April 1972.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saki)This sword belongs to Saijyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver double foiled habaki
Blade length : 67.2 cm or 26.45 inches.
Sori : 1.9 cm or 0.74 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.78 cm or 1.48 inches.
Width at the kissaki : 2.73 cm or 1.07 inches.
Kasane : 0.81cm or 0.31 inches.
Era : Modern
Shape : It is wide 3.78cm and thick work with Bo-Hi engraved on both sides.
It is O-Kissaki magnificent shape work
Hamon : Nie deki deep nioiguchi gunome midare with mixture of O-gunome midare.
There is sunagashi, kinsuji works appearing in the ha.
Boshi is midarekomi with mixture of sunagashi and kinsuji appearing. The Boshi is hakikake style.
Special feature : Tanigawa Moriyoshi, born Tanigawa Matsuyoshi at Yatsushiro in Kumamoto pref.
in 1920 learned under Kongobyoe Moritaka Yasuhiro and Enju Taro Nobushige. Moriyoshi forged sword
at Yatsushiro in Kumamoto pref. He won a reputation reviving the hamon of Kiyomaro
and designated as a Mukansa-tosho in 1985. He forged this katana in his last years.
His willingness and ability to forge sword did not drop off even in his old age.
Whole workmanship shows his unabated vigor. He passed away in 1990, aged 70.
This blade is the masterpiece of Morioyoshi's later years.
He is good at Sa-Monji and Kiyomaro Utsushi blade.
This blade has nice deep Nioikuchi and his greatest work.