Ordering number : 17021
Katana in Shirasaya.
Signature : Minamoto Moriyoshi.
Showa Kinotoushi Sai Jugatsu Hi (Oct 1985)
(The blade was made at 1985, October )
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :silver single habaki.
Blade length : 76.1 cm or 30 inches.
Sori :1.7cm or 0.67 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.52cm or 1.386 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.885 cm or 1.134 inches.
Kasane : 0.74 cm or 0.29 inches.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick
with suitable sori and long kissaki
gorgeous shape. On both sides of the blade has Bo-hi.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach and visible to see the texture.
Hamon :Niedeki gunome midare with thick nioikuchi
and sunagashi, kinsuji scatter in Ha.
Boshi is midarekomi sharply turns back.
Special feature:Tanigawa 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. He won a reputation reviving the hamon of Kiyomaro and designated as a Mukansa-tosho in 1985. He forged this katana in his last years. His willingness and ability to forge sword did not drop off even in his old age. Whole workmanship shows his unabated vigor.
He passed away in 1990, aged 70.
From Aoi-Art:This gorgeous sword remind us Kiyomaro.
He tried to make Kiyomaro utsushi many times.He adored
Kiyomaro, so his swords are really similar with Kiyomaro.
He became Mukansa sword maker at Showa 60 and this sword is
also made at same age which is most skillful age.
We recommend this sword for you.
The sword will be shipped after polishing.
We guarantee this blade will pass NBTHK Hozon Shinsa.
We will submit to NBTHK Shinsa if requested.
Aoi Art Estimation Paper