Ordering number: 151017
Katana in Shirasaya with Navy Koshirae and a box.
Signature :Ou Ju Kusaka Teitoku
Takenori Showa 17 Nen 10 Gatsu Kichijitsu.
Takenori made this sword for Admiral Kusaka in October 1942.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to ranking.
habaki: Silver single Habaki.
The blade was polished.
Blade length :65.6 cm or 25.82 inches.
Sori : 1.5cm or 0.59 inches.
Width at the hamachi :3.25cm or 1.27 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.38cm or 0.93 inches.
Kasane : 0.78cm or 0.30 inches.
The weight of the sword 800 grams
Era : Showa 17(1942) During World War II
Shape : Wide and thick Katana with slightly strong Sori, longer Kissaki.
The shape is nice. There is almost no rust on the Nakago and the Ububa remains.
Jigane : Ko Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Suguha Hamon with Ko Ashi.
At first glance, it reminds us of an old sword. In the Ha, there are Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Special feature: During the war, when he makes sword at Yasukuni Shrine, he inscribes the signature“靖憲 Yasunori“ ; when he makes them at his home, he inscribes the name „武憲 Takenori“. Kusaka Teitoku(Kusaka Junichi) 1888-1972, He is a Japanese naval officer. He was born in Ishikawa prefecture. The Kusaka family served the Daishoji clan( a branch of the Kaga Maeda family). Kusaka Junichi entered the 41st class of Marines at the Naval Academy, and was the third to be accepted out of more than 3,700 applicants. His graduation rank was number 21 out of 179 from the 19th grade of the Naval Academy and served as captain of the light cruiser „KItakami“ and the battleship „Fuso“. It was Yamamoto Isoroku who mentored Kusaka as an ensign cadet in the training fleet, and they were close friends. When Yamamoto was killed in action, Kusaka, who saw him off at the airfield for his departure, was greatly grieved.
Koshirae : Navy officers Koshirae.
This Koshirae is in good condition.
From Aoi Art: Lieutenant General Kusaka, a prominent admiral. did quite well and was dedicated to speaking and acting in defense of his subordinates. He also insisted on incidents and problems caused by his subordinates, saying, “I ordered it and it is my responsibility,” and requested, “Please don’t hold my subordinates responsible by punishing me.” He is said to have made a very good impression on everyone as a man of integrity. He was nominated as a war criminal, but was acquitted and was able to return to Japan.
Aoi Art estimation paper
whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta