Ordering number : 18180
Katana in Shirasaya (Mukansa Tosyo)
Signature : Fukuoka Jyu So Tsutomu Saku.
Syowa 46 Nen 10 Gatsu Kichijitsu (The sword was made at 1971 October luvky day.)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku, Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword So Tsutomu belongs to Jyo-Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished by higrade polisher.
Habaki : Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 76.5 cm or 30.11 inches.
Sori : 1.9 cm or 0.74 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.47 cm or 1.36 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.45 cm or 0.96 inches.
Kasane : 0.72 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Modernt imes (1971)
Shape : The blade is wide (3.47cm) and tgick with deep sori and longer kissaki nice looking gorgeous style sword.
Jigane : Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach.
Hamon : Niedeki Gunome midare with thick nioikuchi and soft Habuchi.
Inside of the Hamon, there are many ashi, sunakashi work.
Boshi is Notare round shape.
special feature : So Tsutomu is a famous gendai swordsmith of Fukuoka prefecture in Kyushu.
He was born in 1927 and learned under So Masamitsu.
So Tsutomu got many prizes at the annual sword making contests and he was approved Mukansa-tosho.
He is very skilful swordsmith especially copy of Kiyomaro and Sukehiro.
This sword looks like Sukehiro or Echigo kami Kanesada.
The condition of this sword is perfect without Kizu and flow.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.