Ordering number: 22453
Katana in Shirasaya
Signature: Higo Kuni Ju Akamatsu Tarou Kanehiro Saku Utsusu Kiyomaro
Hinoe Inu Nen 3 Gatsu Kichijitsu(2006)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
habaki: Silver single Habaki
The blade was polished.
Blade length:72.2cm or 28.42inches.
Sori:1.7cm or 0.66inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.46cm or 1.36inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.47cm or 0.97inches.
Kasane:0.69cm or 0.27inches.
The weight of the sword:935grams
Era: Modern Times 2006
Shape: The blade is broad and thick with adequate Sori and longer Kissaki.
Jigane: Koitamehada with Masa flows. Calm Jigane.
Hamon: Gunomemidare with active Ashi. Boshi is Midarekomi and turns back in a small circle at the tip.
Special feature: Higo Kuni Ju Akamatsu Taro Kanehiro, whose real name is Kimura Hibiki,
lives in Yashiro city in Kumamoto prefecture in Kyushu.
His family produces their own iron to make swords, so he also can make swords
in his very unique own way. Akamatsu family is a big swordsmith family:
they have Kanetsugu, Kanehiro(弘), Kanehiro(裕), Kanemitsu, Kaneyuki.
Their characteristic is, like Kyushu swordsmiths, big works.
In the Edo period, Motohira and Masayuki made big swords, and in the Showa period,
Moriyoshi made large swords. Now, Akamatsu family makes big and long swords
to trace Kiyomaro. Some of their works are marvelous. On Nakago, it is written that “Trace of Kiyomaro”.
From Aoi Art: Solid and powerful work with Ububa left,
in the healthy condition. We truly recommend this one to you.
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta