Ordering number : 18612
Katana in Shirasaya with Army Gunto Koshirae.
Signature : Yamada Saneyoshi
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saki ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :Army gunto originaal habaki.
Blade length : 65.4 cm or 25.75 inches.
Sori :1.3cm or 0.51 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.12cm or 1.23 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.25 cm or 0.88 inches.
Kasane : 0.62 cm or 0.244 inches.
Era : World war two.
Shape : The blade is wide and thin with suitable sori and longer kissaki.
Jigane :Koitame had well grained with jinie attach nice clean texture.
Shinogi ji: small massage hada well grained.
Hamon :From the hamachi area to Kissaki area,
niedeki round style gunome midare and inside
of the blade some Kinsuji work.
Boshi is round shape.
Weight of the blade:725 grams.
Special featureSwod name :Saneyoshi was called Kato Ichitaro
and libido in Tokyo Meguro. He was army ordered sword maker
and got the prize Army sword Technical foundation chairman prize
and also he got cutting test ranking chairman prize the top ranking.
Koshirae : army Gunto mounting.
From Aoi Art:After the world war was passed more than 70 years.
At that period many Japanese swords were produced in order to
fill the demanding. After the war end,
These swords were treated as rubbish and destroyed
and also these sword makers were lost their job until
recovering to permission making swords.
We should think Syowa blades by looking cold, hard eyes.
This sword is 725 grams and wide also thin with small sori
and long nakago which maenad very cut well sword.
I’d like to ask about the sword to maker Yamada Saneyoshi san
who lived in heaven.
Swodsmith Yamada Saneo: I was making Japanese sword
before the war time. At that time demanding Japanese
swords are many because of army or navy officer’s need.
I was tried to make very sharp cut well sword so
The blade is wide and thin and also thinner hiraji(meat) and thinking
also Shinogi ji. I think Shinogiji was made small massage had
and Hiraji was plain well grain jihada. Nakago must be long size,
I adore shin-shin to sword maker Seiryuken Maritoshi
who’s sword was high reputation cut well sword.
I tried to make his style sword and studied a lot and
then succeeded to make a sword as sama as his sword.
My sword got the prize of the most cut well sword #1
at the contest of Tosyu Jyretsu contest the part
of shidan(cutting test ranking)
I felt skip for joy and proud. If possible please keep
the sword in good condition for a long period as your treasure of friend.
Back ground of age: World war 2.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.