Ordering number: 20407
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.
Signature : Bugei Hachiman Junin Kanekuni (Mukansas sword smith)
Showa 57 nen 2 gatsu Kichijitsu
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo-jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Gold foiled single Habaki.
Blade length : 72.4cm or 28.5 inches.
Sori :2.0cm or 0.78 inches.
Width at the hamachi: 3,49cm or 1.37 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.72 cm or 1.07 inches.
Kasane :0.69 cm or 0.27 inches.
The weight of the sword 835 grams.
Shape: Wide and thick blade with deep Sori and longer Kissaki. Hi are engraved on both sides.
Jigane: Ko-Itame-Hada well grained. Jinie attached beautiful Hadame.
Hamon : Ko-Niedeki-Gunome-Midare and O-Gunome-Midare mixed, Deep Nioikuchi.
Special feature: Kanekuni was born in 1925 with the name Ogawa Kunihiko. He from the Bugei town of Gifu province, He was worked for the Army sword’s promotion organization during WWII. After the war, he quit his job once, but he became Kanemoto’s student, made many swords then he got many awards and was decided as Mukansa swordsmith.
Koshirae: Modern design
From Aoi Art: The sword is deep Nioikuchi Gunome-Midare and also was polished well done. Bo-hi are engraved on both side with nice quality. The sword was made by the Mukansa swordsmith, who is the top-ranking swordsmith.
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