Ordering number: 20463
Katana in Shirasaya
Signature: Musashi Koku Ju Yoshihara Shoji Saku
Showa Mizunoe-Ne Toshi 2 Gatsuhi.(Mukansa sword smith)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to the Saijo saku ranking.
The blade was polished. high ranking polisher polished the sword.
Habaki: Gold foiled double Habaki.
Blade length : 67.1cm or 26.4inches.
Sori : 2.1cm or 0.82 inches.
Width at the hamachi: 3.26cm or 1.28 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.46cm or 0.96 inches.
Kasane : 0.72cm or 0.28 inches.
The weight of the sword 735 grams.
Shape: Wide and thick sword with longer Kissaki. Bo-hi is engraved on both side.
Jigane: Ko-Itame-Hada well grained. Jinie attached beautiful Jigane
Hamon: Ko-Nie Deki Gunome Midare with Juka-Choji. Ashi attached and Kinsuji
worked, Kissaki is Midarekomi style.
Special feature: He was born in 1945 as the second son of Yoshihara Kuniie.
He made swords with his big brother, Yoshihito.
From Aoi Art: This is one of Kuni-Ie 2nd generation’s(Yoshihara Shoji’s)
masterpiece. He became a Mukansa swordsmith in
1982, when he was only 37 years old. Maybe you already
have seen him because he was acted “swordsmith” in
the movie “The last samurai”
This sword is a successful copy of the Ichimonji sword of
Kamakura period. It also rears because this sword made
before he became a Mukansa swordsmith.
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.