Ordering number : 21195
Katana in Koshirae.(NTHK estimation paper)
Signature : Oite Nihonso Yoshihara Kunie Saku Kore
Showa 19 Nen 8 Gatsu Kichijitsu
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo-jyo ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver single habaki.
Blade length : 65.8 cm or 25.9 inches.
Sori :1.9 cm or 0.748 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.2 cm or1.26 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.5 cm or 0.98 inches.
Kasane : 0.575 cm or inches.
The weight of the sword 770 grams.
Era : Showa 19th war time.
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick with deep sori and longer kissaki and ubuha
left healthy blade.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach nice clear Jigane.
Hamon :Nie deki round shape gunome midare and from Monouchi area to Yokote line,
very active temper line with kinsuji work.
Bo-shi is round midarekomi and along with Hamon, kinsuji work.
special feature:uniie (Yoshihara Katsuyoshi) was born in Ibaraki prefecture in 1893. He
is a member of Kasama Shigetsugu and joined the Japanese sword Tanrenjyo Densyu
Jyo, which was founded by Kurihara Akihide in 1932. He became Tokiwa matsuToken
Tanrenjyo chief swword craft man in 1945. He is also an assistant at the Nihonto
Institute, Faculty of Metallurgy, Kyushu University. He established Nihonso Tanrenjyo in
1938 and made a sword. He was commissioned by the Tokyo Army No. 1 Army Factory
High Officer in 1945, and was also active as an Army inscription Tosyo instructor. He
was good at Soden Bizen’s style. He died in 1970. His grandchildren, Kuniie and
Yoshindo, are also honored as excellent Gendai sword makers. We recommend
Yoshihara Kuniie, which is very good and has a good Jigane. Recently, there are many
sword collectors collected and it is difficult to obtain.
Saya :black saya.
Tsuba :Figo style Tsuba.
Menuki : On the silver, waves are engraved.
From Aoi Bijyutsu:Yoshihara Kuniie reigned alone as one of the most
famous swordsmiths during the war.
He has left many works and all of them are highly evaluated. After the
war, his sons continued to work for his father and are active as
This work is a typical work of Yoshihara Kuniie and is a solid work,
iJgane is good and Hamon is a deep gunome midare of nioikuchi
It is a work that I would like to recommend, such as kinsuji working in Japan.
NTHK estimation paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.