Ordering number : 19438
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Token)(consignment sale)
Signature : Hachiman Daibosatsu Minamoto Yoshimune Zo
Kouki 2602 Nen 8 Gatsuhi
Explanation: The blade was made by Minamoto Yoshimune in August 1942.
This career: He got the top ranking at the exhibition before the war time.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : silver single habaki.
Blade length : 64.24 cm or 25.27 inches.
Sori : 1.51cm or 0.39 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.02 or 1.18inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.3cm or 0.90inches.
Kasane :0.63 cm or 0.24 inches.
The weight of the sword 690 grams.
Era : Showa, Imperial era 2602 (1942)
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with deep sori and long kissaki.
Jigane : Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach.
Hamon : Koniedeki chojimidare with gunome midare
and ashi. Bo-shi is round small shape.
Special feature: Minamoto Yoshimune , real name was Tokutaro Takahashi born
at Meiji 30th(1897). His old brother Takahashi Safdatsugu was national human treasure.
He learned from His brother Sadatsugu, Yokoyama Sukesada,
Henmi Yoshitakaand Enjyu Taro Kunitoshi
and also he worked for Army’s order sword smith but passed away at young age.
Saya :kuro roiro saya
Tsuba :square shaped iron tsuba, some design engraved open work.
Menuki : on the syakudo plate, Kiri is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikasira: On the syakudo plate,
a deer and a faun are engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art : In particular, the sword is an excellent
in Bizen style sword and excellent work that has bright ashi work.
This work is probably made for an Army officer,
and can be said to be a work in August 1945. Emperor 2602
This sword is , one of the most well-known swordsmaker during
the war that I highly recommend. The blade has Utsuri on the jigane.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.