Ordering number: AS23056
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Chikushu Sanno Ju Munehiro So Tsutomu Saku
Inu 10 Nen 8 Gatsu Kichijitsu
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijyo saku ranking.
The blade is polished.
Habaki: Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length:75.6cm or 29.75inches.
Sori:1.9cm or 0.74inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.27cm or 1.28inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.3cm or 0.90inches.
Kasane:0.74cm or 0.29inches.
The weight of the sword：890grams.
Era: The modern times.
Shape: The blade is wide and thick left ububa deep sori and long kissaki gorgeous blade.
Jigane: Masame hada well grained with jinie attach and chikei work
Shinoki ji: Masame hada Gunome style .
Hamon: Niedeki gunome midare rather deel nioikuchi asha wok in Hamon, there are sunagashi, kinsuji actively work like Kiyomaro style.
Special feature: So Tsutomu is a famous gendai swordsmith of Fukuoka pref. in Kyushu. He was born in 1927 and learned under So Masamitsu. Tsutomu got many prizes at the annual sword making contests and was approved Mukansa-tosho. He is very good at forging sword modeled on Kiyomaro or Sukehiro. Tsutomu aimed at Sukehiro on this tanto and shows a complete work.
A swordsmith of Fukuoka where Munehiro is born in 1905 (1905). I call the real name sect Yasuhiro. He learned from Komiya Shiro Kunimitsu than (1942) in 1942 and introduced himself as Masamitsu. He produce navy saber until the end of the war, and it is making a sword technology announcement winning four times. The end of the war takes making a sword approval to (1954) afterward in 1954. Accessit is winning by a latest celebrated sword exhibition. It is known as father of well-known modern swordsmith sect Tsutomu.
From Aoi Art: This work is a collaborative sword between the Mukansa swordsmith SoーTsutomu and his father Munehiro. Munehiro was particular about homemade iron and practiced swords, and grew up teaching his son Munetsugu strict training techniques, and eventually became an uMukansa swordsmith. In particular, it excels in Kiyomaro’s copy and Sukehiro’s turbulent blade pattern. This between parents and children, and has a deep scent of each other. The time is fantastic nice deki works, and the sunagashi flow and Kinsuji streaks work well in each Gunome with deep nioikuchi making it bright and clear. The polishing is also excellent, and the Kitae is well drawn out, and thesunagashi flow and Kinsuji work and pulled out. It is a work that remains in record as a modern master. This is a work I would definitely recommend.
*The one of Kakuza horn is missing. If you want to repair it, please let us know.
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata
Auction starting Price:1,250,000 JPY-.