Katana: Miike Ju Shirou Kuniyasu Saku Kore Showa 57 Nen 4 Gatsu Kichijitsu

Ordeting Number: K0076

Katana in Shirasaya
Signature: Miike Ju Shirou Kuniyasu Saku Kore
Showa 57 Nen 4 Gatsu Kichijitsu.
三池住四郎国安作之 昭和五十七年四月吉日  

Explanation: Miike Shirou Kuniyasu made this sword on lucky day April, 1982.

(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: gold color double Habaki.
The blade was polished.
Blade length: 66.4 cm or 26.14 inches.
Sori: 2.0 cm or 0.78 inches.
Mekugi: 1
Width at the hamachi: 3.14 cm or 1.23 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.25 cm or 0.88 inches.
Kasane: 0.71 cm or 0.27 inches.
The weight of the sword: 740 grams
Era: Modern times.
Shape: Regular width and thickness Katana with deep Sori, longer Kissaki.
Jigane: Ko Itame Hada and Masame Hada mixed with Chikei. The Jigane is beautiful.
Hamon: Nie Deki, Gunome Midare with Ko Ashi, Sunagashi, and Kinsuji.
Boshi is Midarekomi and Hakikake style.

Special feature: Kuniyasu engraved his signature as Miike Ju Shiro Kuniyasu saku and his real name is Komiya Kuniyasu. He learned how to make swords from his father Komiya Shiro Kunimitsu, the great sword smith who got the Minister of Education award. Kuniyasu was also such a good swordmaker that he won the Dai Nihonto ToshoKai Kinpai prize.

From Aoi Art: The blade has a nice shape.
The Ha is rounded, probably it was used for Iaido.

Aoi Art estimation paper
whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta
*Please note: The price does not include shipping fees.

Auction starting Price: 350,000 JPY-.

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