Katana:Ho-mei To Kotani Takenori(NBTHK Hozon Token)

Ordering number: AS21197
Katana in Shirasaya with Army Gunto Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Token)

Signature: Ho-mei To
Kotani Takenori Koyuki 2603 Nen 10 Gatsu Kichijitsu.
小谷武憲 皇紀二千六百三年十月吉日 

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : silver single habaki.
Blade length : 67.2 cm or 2.21 inches.
Sori : 1.8 cm or 0.06inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.0 cm or 0.1 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.15 cm or 0.07inches.
Kasane : 0.6cm or inches.
The weight of the sword 640 grams.
Era : Showa 18.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with suitable sori and longer kissaki nice looking shape.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach clear Jigane.
Hamon :Nie deki gumowe midare and cyoji midare mixed asha work.

Special feature: Yasunori, whose real name is Kotani Kenzo, was born in Hiroshima Prefecture in 1909. He joined the Japanese sword training society in 1933 as the first move of Yasunori Kajiyama. Received the swordsmith Yasunori from the Minister of the Imperial Japanese Army in 1935. He won the 2nd Army Guntō Exhibition Chairman’s Award. He also made votive swords and produced about 1600 swords. In 1938, he opened a training ground at his home, and in 1938, he opened a training ground at his home and started making swords for his relatives and his important friends. However, the inscription was cut as Takenori.
This work is probably aimed at Koto sword Rai Kunitoshi and Kuniyuki. Recently polished, Jigane’s goodness and the fine work inside the blade have made it an excellent sword.

Koshirae : Japanese imperial army sword mounting.

From Aoi Art :For this work, a training ground (Tanrenjyo) was opened at home and swords were started for relatives and special friends, and the inscription was cut as Takenori. It is thought that the work of Cyoji midare worked well with Asi and was made by imitating the work of Nakamitsu side. The work also creates a similar atmosphere. Yasukuni -to, which is a masterpiece, has been decreasing recently. At this time, it is a work that I would definitely recommend. I think it’s wonderful that Koshirae is the original Koshirae

NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.

Auction starting Price:850,000 JPY-.

The item was sold at the auction

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