Order number : 15438
Katana in Koshirae. Japanese army officer’s mounting.
Signature :Bicchu Kuni Aoe Ju Yasutsugu Saku
Showa 19 Nen 3 Gatsu hi.(1944, March.)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :copper single habaki.
Blade length : 63.7 cm or 25.1 inches.
Sori :1.6cm or 0.63 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi :2.9 cm or 1.14 inches.
Width at the Kissaki :2.17 cm or 0.854 inches.
Kasane : 0.75cm or 0.3 inches.
Era : war time.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with longer Kissaki heaalthy blade.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained like mirror.
Hamon :Nioideki cyoji midare and sakasa cyoji midare mixed.
Boshi is midarekomi style.
Special feature:Yasutsugu was working at Biccyu province during war time. This sword is a copy of Aoe school.
This blade has some scratches and rusts.
Koshirae :Japanese army officer’s mounting.
From Aoi Bijyutu:During war time, in Japanm army and navy officers need Japanese sword when they become to officers.
Probably his parent ordered to make sword and handed down to their son.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.