Ordering number: 20011
Katana in Shirasaya
Signature : Tame Kusano Katsuyoshi uji Syugo Saku Kore
Higo Kuni Yatsushiro Kanetsugu Saku
Heisei 18 Nen 3 Gatsu Kichijitsu
Yu-syu syo: Heisei 16 Nen.
(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 by high ranking polisher.
Habaki : Gold failed double habaki.
Blade length : 79.8 cm or 31.42 inches.
Sori :2.1cm or 0.83 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi :3.39cm or 1.335 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.47 cm or 0.97 inches.
Kasane : 0.51cm or 0.2 inches.
The weight of the sword 870 grams.
Era : Gensai (modern times)
Shape : The blade is long and wide, thick with deep sori and oo kissakistyle gorgeous sword.
Jigane :Item hada well grained with jinie attach and chikei work.
Akamatsu taro family make their original Tamahagane at his home.
Hamon :Konie deki cyoji midare hamon with long ashi, sunagashi, and also kinsuji.
Bo-shi is midarekomi style small round style hamon.
Special feature:Kanetsugu Yatsushiro of Higo Province is Kanesada Kimura. Mr. Kenji Kimura is a swordsmith in Yatsushiro, Kumamoto Prefecture, and his brothers Kanetsugu, Kaneteru, and Kanehiro. Three people are working on the production. Generally, these brothers make Akamatsu Taro on his upper part of the signature. There is also. In particular, he excels in copying Kiyomaru and often produces magnificent and solid works. This is influenced by Satsuma sword, Dotanuki, etc. even from the Edo period because of the influence of Higo (Kumamoto) people’s preference for magnificent works. It is considered that you have received it. We strongly recommend this excellent sword.
From Aoi Art: This sword is Akamatsu Taro’s custom order sword. Generally, custom-order swords are of higher quality than regular swords. This sword is well grained nice texture because the sword was made by his own Tamahagane in his home factory. The Hamon is cyoji midare with many ashi and sunagashi ,kinsuji. He got the Yushu syo prize at the exhibition.
Gendai to (He got Yu-syu syo)
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.