Ordering number: 16560
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.
Signature: Hizen Koku Ju Kazuyoshi
Showa 47 Nen 8 Gatsu Hi (August 1972)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver double habaki.
Blade length: 71.5 cm or 28.14 inches.
Sori : 2.1 cm or 0.82 inches.
Width at the hamachi: 3.21 cm or 1.26 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.30 cm or 0.90 inches.
Kasane : 0.715 cm or 0.281 inches.
The weight of the sword: 865grams.
Era: Modern times(August 1972)
Shape: Wide and thick Katana with large Sori.
There are Ubu-Ba. The Katana is nice shape.
Jigane : Ko Itame Hada well grained. Muji Fu Jigane. The Jigane is clear.
Hamon: Nie Deki, Gunome Midare with many Ashi.
Boshi is Notare around shape.
Special feature: Hizen Koku Ju Kazuyoshi is a swordsmith of Saga prefecture. He is born in Showa 14(1939).
His real name is Nakao Kazuyoshi. He has won numerous awards(two Yushusho prizes, four Doryokusho prizes, and twelve Nyusen prize.)
He is a son of Nakao Tadatsugu and is active as a student of Horii Toshihide.
Saya : Dark brown modern Saya.
Tsuba: modern Tsuba.
Menuki: Shakudo, crabs and bamboo leaves are engraved, modern Menuki.
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.