Ordering number : 05260
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Hishu Yatsushiro Ju Minamoto Moriyoshi (Musansa sword smith)
Ou Bushu Ota Kanichi Ju Zo Kore.
Showa Kanoto-I Nen 12 gatsau Kichijitsu.
The sword was ordered by Busyu Oura Kanichi on Lucky day December 1971.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saki ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : gold wrapped single habaki.
Blade length : 72.6 cm or 28.6 inches.
Sori : 1.8 cm or 0.71 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.66 cm or 1.441 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.75 cm or 1.08 inches.
Kasane : 0.78 cm or 0.51 inches.
Era : December 1971.
Shape : The blade is very wide 3.66 cm and thick
with deep sori and long Kissaki gorgeous blade.
Jigane :Koitame had well grained with jinie attach like Satsuma blade.
Hamon :Nie deki gunome midare with thick nioikuchi and in Hamon, sunagashi and kinsuji scatter in Hamon,
Boshi is long kissaki with midarekoni and turns back.
Special feature:Minamoto Moriyoshi, born Tanigawa Matsuyoshi at Yatsushiro in Kumamoto pref.
in 1920 learned under Kongobyoe Moritaka Yasuhiro and Enju Taro Nobushige.
Moriyoshi forged sword at Yatsushiro in Kumamoto pref. Hishu is an old name of that province.
Kongobyoe Moritaka Yasuhiro gave Moriyoshi the swordsmith name Enju Nobutsugu Minamoto Moriyoshi
in 1941. In the postwar Japan, starting by forging commemorative sword called Kowakinen-to
when Japan concluded the peace treaty with the United States at San Francisco in 1952,
Moriyoshi made a fresh start in 1954. He got several prizes at the annual sword-making
competition held by NBTHK, won a reputation reviving the hamon of Kiyomaro
and designated as a Mukansa-tosho in 1985. He passed away in 1990, aged 70.
From Aoi Art : This sword is very gorgeous customs order sword.
Therefor the sword was made more careful attention.
The sword was adored Samonji utsusi.
AOI ART estimation Paper: NBTHK Hozon Token