Ordering number : 17393
Katana in Shirasaya
Signature: Yaguwa Yasutake saku kore.
Shouwa ４８ Nen 10 Gatsu(１９７３） october lucky day.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: silver single.
Blade length : 77cm or 30.33 inches.
Sori : 2.5cm or 0.98inches.
Width at the hamachi : 3.37cm or 1.33inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.46cm or 0.97inches.
Kasane : 0.83cm or 0.33inches.
Era : Modern Blade
Shape : It is wide and thick with deep sori. Magnificent shape katana.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attached.
Hamon : Nie base gunome midare with mixture of shoji.
In Ha, sunagashi and kinsuji work actively.
Special feature : Yaguwa Yasutake was a sword maker of Yasukuni to sword smith.
He was born at Meiji 42nd December 7th and after that he studied
at a student of the Ikeda Yasumitsu. He also made Yasukuni swords at the Yasukuni shrine.
But he left few swords only 30 pieces during his work at Yasukuni shrine.
After the war ended, he continued sword making with his old name Yasutake.
He got the title of the Muukansa at Showa 57th.
From that period he made many swords during his life.
He passed away Showa 58 September 15th age 73 years.
This blade is very thick and is tough looking nice katana.
The sword has needle points in Ha and Jigane but not serious.
probably the blade will be polish away after polish again.
Anyway Yasutake belonged to Yasukuni shrine sword maker and became Mukansa sword maker after the war.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.