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Tanto : Ho Kiyomaro Chikushu Sano So tsutomu Chosoku kaneyoshi Gassaku/Heisei Ju 8 nen 8 gatsu kichijistu


Tanto in Shirasaya, with Box (Mukansa)

Signature : Ho Kiyomaro Chikushu Sano So tsutomu Chosoku kaneyoshi Gassaku
Heisei Ju 8 nen 8 gatsu kichijistu

Explanation : This blade is the copy of Kiyomaro.
Sotsutomu and Kaneyoshi made this blade in August 2006.

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku, Jyo saku and regular saku)
This So tsutomu belongs to Saijyo saku ranking.

Wood Box by So Tsutomu
Omamori katana hitokuchi(lucky charm Tanto)
Kiyomaro Utsuhi Nagasa : 9sun 1bu 5rin. Chikusyu Sano Jyu So Tsutomu Cyosoku Kaneyoshi Gassaku (collaborate with his son)
Heise Kotobuki 8Nen 8 Gatsu kichijitsu So Tsutomu Ki.

The blade was polished by the one of the best polisher.
Habki : Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 27.6 cm or 10.86 inches.
Sori : No Sori
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.46 cm or 0.96 inches.
Kasane : 0.68 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Gendai period.
Shape : The blade is nice shape Tanto.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach and Chikei work in Ji.
Hamon : Niedeki round shape Gunome midare and midarekomi style Boshi like samonji style togari and turns back sharply.

Special feature : So Tsutomu is a famous gendai swordsmith of Fukuoka pref.
In Kyushu. He was born in 1927 and learned under So Masamitsu.
Tsutomu got many prizes at the annual sword making contests and was approved Mukansa-tosho.
He is very good at forging sword modeled on Kiyomaro or Sukehiro.
This blade is active vivid hamon with a lot of Kinsuji scatter.
He made this sword for immitating Kiyomaro on his Nakago and quite succeeded to the standard of the Kiyomaro.
We strongly recommend this sword for you by all means polishing, and active Hamon and also fantastic Jigane.
The blade will be good investment for you. Please do not miss the chance to buy this great Tanto!

In Wood Box
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : JPY 650,000-.