Ordering number: 21067
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Token)(Consignment Sale)
Signature : Ou Kiuchi Masaya Uji Tsukamoto Yoshiaki Saku
Showa Mizunoe-Tora Kisaragi Kichi-Tatsu Tsukamoto Yoshiaki
Explanation: This blade was made by Tsukamoto Yoshiaki for Kiuchi Masaya in February 1962.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver double habaki.
Blade length: 74.2 cm or 29.21 inches.
Sori :2.0cm or 0.78 inches.
Width at the hamachi: 3.22cm or 1.26 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.28 cm or 0.89 inches.
Kasane :0.68 cm or 0.26 inches.
The weight of the sword 810 grams.
Era: Showa 37. Feb1962.
Shape: Wide and thick Katana with deep Sori. Nice shape Katana.
Jigane: Ko Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach and Masa.
The Jigane is clear.
Hamon: Nie Deki, Gunome Midare, and Choji Midare mixed with many Ashi. There are a lot of Sunagashi and Kinsuji in the Ha.
Special feature: Tsukamoto Yoshiaki was a son of Tsukamoto Okimasa. He studied under Kasama Ikkansai Shigetsubu.
In particular, he is a swordsmith who produces swords that are highly evaluated in Bizen-den. His first name is Masamitsu.
His real name is Tsukamoto Kotaro. He won the Rikugun Gunto Shoreikai Chairman’s award, Shinsaku Nihontoten, Excellence Award 3 times, and Recommendation award twice.
He was the same school as Ozawa Masatoshi.
He passed away on Sept 18, 1968, at the age of 42.
From Aoi Art: Tsukamoto Kotaro Yoshiaki is a very skilled swordsmith in the production of Bizenden. His father is Tsukamoto Okimasa. He was taught the best technique by his father. And also, he studied under Kasama Ikkansai Shigetsugu.
A swordsmith who is said to be a modern master, Unfortunately, he passed away at a young age.
This sword has nice Choji Midare with a lot of works in the Ha.
We recommend the work of Yoshiaki Tsukamoto, this masterpiece.