Ordering number: 20301
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature : Chikusyu Ju Munehiro So Tsutomu (Mukansa swordsmith)
Showa Kinoe-Ne 2 Gatsu Kichijitsu (Feb 1984)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to the Saijyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold failed J single habaki.
Blade length: 71.8 cm or 28.27 inches.
Sori: 1.9 cm or 0.75 inches.
Width at the hamachi: 3.35 cm or 1.32 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.46 cm or 0.97 inches.
Kasane : 0.67cm or0.264 inches.
The weight of the sword 850 grams.
Era: Modern times.
Shape: The blade is wide and thick with suitable sori
and longer Kisasaki elegant shape.
Jigane: Koitame Hada and Itame Hada mixed writhe Jinie attach and Chikei work.
Hamon: Deep nioikuchi Gunome Midare from the Hamachi to the kissaki area, very active Hamon continue In Hamon, many Sunagashi, Kinsuji work along with Hamon. Bo-shi is Midarekomi Style .
Special feature: So-Tsutomu was born at Showa 2nd (1927)
who learned from Komiya Shiro Kunimitsu and also studied from his father.
At Showa 30th (1955), He got a prize and after that, he received many titles and finally he got Mukansa wordsmith. He adored Kiyomaro, Sukehiro Bizenden, and Sosyu Den, and so on. His subjects are almost the same as adored sword makers. Unfortunately, He passed away on Heisei on 27th February at age 88 years.
From Aoi Art: This sword is a corroborated sword with his father Munehiro. So-Tsutomu was born at Taisyo 15th and studied under his father and uncle Masamitsu. He got many prizes Bunka Cyokansyo, Mainichi newspaper prize, Kunzansyo prize, Rijicyo prize, Yusyu soy prize
, and Doryokusyo prizes.
He was selected as a Mukansa sword maker.
This corroborated sword looks Kawachi kami Kunisuke master peace sword. Especially Gunome midair with fantastic Sunagashi,
kinsuji is nice active sword. We strongly recommend this sword to you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper: