Ordering number : 21177
Katana in Shirasaya
Signature : Yoshihiro 義弘
Showa 53 Nen 8 Gatsuhi.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver single habaki.
Blade length :74.8 cm or 29.45 inches.
Sori :1.9 cm or 0.75inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.24cm or 1.28 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.18cm or 0.86 inches.
Kasane : 0.64cm or 0.25 inches.
The weight of the sword 845 grams.
Era : Gendai shouwa53. 1978
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with deep sori and long Kissaki.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach nice texture.
Hamon :Niedeki kogunome midare and small cyoji midare mixed.
Bo-shi is midarekomi .
special feature:Yoshihiro is a swordsmith in Aomori prefecture and is called Nigara
Tamotsu. He got the prize of Doryoku syo prize 4 times Nysen prize 9 times and his
father Nigata Yoshinobu’s master
He studied under the Kurihara Akihide since 1945. He later learned from Horii Toshihide
and Muyairi Syohei(Human national treasure)
Originally During war time He made swords as Army sword smith
He born in the 5th year of the Taisho era.
From Aoi Art: Yshihiro was working at during war time after the war ,
He studied under the Miyairi Shohei human national treasure.
This sword has some Kizu middle part between Ji and Hamon, but not
serious. The blade was polisher by high ranking polisher and Hamon is
very attractive like shinshin to high ranking sword.
We strongly recommend this sword fro you.
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.