Katana: Tsutsui Kiyokane Saku

Ordering number: AS21332
Katana in Shirasaya
Signature: Tsutsui Kiyokane Saku
Showa 16 Nen 8 Gatsuhi. 

(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:silver single habaki.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 70.4cm or 27.71 inches.
Sori : 1.06 cm or 0.41 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.13cm or 1.23 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.06 cm or 0.81 inches.
Kasane : 0.63cm or 0.24 inches.
The weight of the sword 690grams
Era : Showa (during the war)
Shape : Wide and thick Katana with deep Sori, longer Kissaki.
Unfortunately the condition of Nakago is bad.
Jigane : Masame Hada well grained with Jinie attach. The Jigane is beautiful.
Shiogi-Ji: Masame Hada.
Hamon : Suguha Hamon, there are double and triple Hamon with Uchinoke, Ko-Ashi. Boshi is round shape.

Special feature: Kiyokane was a swordsmith. He was called Tsutsui Kiyokazu and born on March 25th, Meiji 40th.
He was a student of Kurihara Akihide.
He was ordered as sword craftman and got Nyusen prize.
The blade has nice Masame Hada.

From Aoi Art: The blade was made during the war.
Masame Hada blade is very are. It is well done.
We definitely recommend this sword.

Aoi Art estimation paper:
whole Oshigata

Auction starting Price: 220,000 JPY-.

The item was sold at the auction

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