Ordering number : 20345
Katana in Shirasaya with box.
Signature : Higo Kuni Ju Akamatsu Taro Kanehiro Saku
Kinotoi Nen 4 gatsu Kichijitsu(April 1995)
Explanation:This sword was made at 1995, April lucky day.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : silver single habaki.
Blade length : 71.4 cm or 28.11 inches.
Sori : 2.0 c m or 0.79 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.58cm or 1.41 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 3.19 cm or 1.256 inches.
Kasane : 0.63 cm or 0.25 inches.
The weight of the sword 830 grams.
Era : Modern times.
Shape : Wide and thick Katana with large Sori, O-Kissaki blade.
Bo-hi is engraved on Omote and Ura sides.
Jigane : Ko Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
The Jigane is beautiful. Shinogiji: Itame and Masanagare.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Gunome Midare abd Choji Midare.
There are many Ashi. In ha there are Sunagashi and small Kinsuji.
Special feature:Akamatsu Taro Kanesuke, his real name Kimura Karu,
was born in Showa 36th year at Yashiro city, Kumamoto prefecture.
He has imitated many swords from Kiyomaro.
Most are wide and long kissaki swords which is seen from overseas too.
He has received award of excellence and award of effort at Shinsakuto exhibition.
He has brothers Kanetsugu and Kaneteru and make steel
at there own way which is unlike that of the tatara iron
that is made in the sword museum. It is dark Kyushu jigane.
It is well polished sword and made with many effort.
We could say that it is a masterpiece.
It is wide and thick long kissaki magnificent katana.
We recommend this piece.
Aoi Art estimation paper: Whole Oshigata