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Katana: Hyuga Koku Junin Kagekiyo Saku Kore (Mukansa swordsmith)

Ordering number:23800

Katana in Shirasaya

Signature: Hyuga Koku Junin Kagekiyo Saku Kore (Mukansa swordsmith).
Heisei 6 Nen Seika (Summer 1994).
向国住人景清作之(無監査刀匠)
平成六年盛夏

We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo Saku, Jyojyo Saku, Jyo Saku and Regular Saku.
This sword is ranked as Jyojyo Saku for Kagekiyo from Hyuga no Kuni.

Habaki: Silver Habaki.
Blade Length: 71.30 cm (28.07 in)
Curvature: 1.85 cm (0.73 in)
Mekugi Hole: 1
Width at Base: 3.36 cm (1.32 in)
Width at Tip: 2.61 cm (1.03 in)
Thickness: 0.79 cm (0.31 in)
Sword Weight: 870 grams
Era: Modern, Heisei 6 (1994)
Shape: Wide and thick blade with deep curvature, with a slightly extended kissaki and a well-balanced shape.
Jigane: Small itame hada, well-forged, appearing as a plain grain.
Hamon: Small choji midare, well-forged with deep nioiguchi, leading to a ko-maru boshi with a long yakisage.

Features: Born in Hyuga City, Miyazaki Prefecture, Kagekiyo studied under Kawachi Kunihira and was renamed Kunikiyo in Heisei 8 (1996).
He achieved Mukansa status in Heisei 26 (2014).
Highly valued with many works related to the Imperial Family.
In the sword world, Mukansa represents the highest standard for a swordsmith, higher than which are the National Treasures, who are mostly deceased.
Currently, Mukansa swordsmiths receive the highest recognition.

Aoi Art’s Comment: Hyuga Koku Junin Kagekiyo, a Mukansa swordsmith from Miyazaki Prefecture, excels in creating vibrant hamon with choji midare and gunome midare.
His works, featuring soft activity in the ashi and ha, are highly recommended. If you want to ask us to polish this sword, the additional polishing cost will be JPY60,000.

Aoi Art Estimation Paper.
Whole Oshigata.

Prioce:600,000 JPY

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