Ordering number: 22407
Katana in Shirasaya
Signature: Higo Kuni Ju Akamatsu Taro Kanetsugu Saku
Heisei 2 Nen 3 Gatsu Kichijitsu
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
habaki: Silver single Habaki
The blade was polished.
Blade length:73.9cm or 29.09inches.
Sori:2.1cm or 0.82inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.61cm or 1.42inches.
Width at the Kissaki:3.19cm or 1.25inches.
Kasane:0.71cm or 0.27inches.
The weight of the sword:940grams
Era: In March of Heisei 2.
Shape: The blade is 3.61cm broad and thick with slightly wide Sori and big Kissaki.
There is a Kurikara dragon carving on the front, 2 lined Hi and Dokko on the back.
Jigane: Koitamehada is dense.
Hamon: Squared Gunome, Chojimidare with active Ashi. Sunagashi and Kinsuji work in
Ha. Boshi is Gunomemidare and ends with Midarekomi. Apparently it looks like Kiyomaro.
Special feature: Akamatsu Taro from Higo Matsumoto is a well-known swordsmith, famous for nice trace of Kiyomaro. Kanetsugu is a founder of Akamatsu Taro, and he have won prizes for successive years after Heisei 16(2004), and his works are really popular among sword lovers for his technique and gorgeous Chojiba. This work is very powerful. His Choji has uneven changes in height. Jigane is dense Koitame and Kitae is well-done. It is long but it is easy to hold. Carving is nice, too.
From Aoi Art: Akamatsu Taro Kanetsugu is a swordsmith from Kumamoto prefecture, and adored Kiyomaro privately and made lots of traces, using his unique iron and created his original Jigane. Swordsmiths from Kumamoto prefecture tend to make powerful and solid works, for example Higo Dotanuki, Motohira, and Moriyoshi…and this tendency flows to today. This work is well-made trace of Kiyomaro. He literally drew gorgeous Chojimidare on beautiful Jigane as a cambus, made on powerful and solid shaped blade. We are looking forward to seeing his new works. Additionally, it is polished very well and approx. 4cm long Ububa is left. We truly recommend this to you.
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta