Ordering number: AS22431
Katana in Shirasaya
Signature: Yoshimitsu Tsukuru(Mukansa swordsmith)
Showa 52 Nen 8 Gatsu Kichijitsu
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijyo saku ranking.
habaki: Gold foiled double Habaki
The blade is polished.
Blade length:69.8cm or 27.48inches.
Sori:2.3cm or 0.90inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.3cm or 1.29inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.3 cm or 0.90inches.
Kasane:0.78cm or 0.30inches.
The weight of the sword:835grams
Era: Modern Times
Shape: The blade is broad and thick with deep Sori and slightly shorter Kissaki.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well with Jinie and Utsuri.
Hamon: Koniedeki Suguha with lots of Koashi. Boshi curves a little bit like Mimasaka-style and turns back round.
Special feature: Yoshimitsu is a swordsmith famous for Kagemitsu and Nagamitsu trace. He makes Utsuri on Ji and lots of Koashi appear to Suguhadeki. Small particles of Kinsuji are in Ha when you look closely. Especially, Jigane is elaborate and we cannot believe it is a modern sword.
From Aoi Art: He was surprisingly obsessed with Bizenden. He was called genius when he succeeded in tracing National Treasure Yamatorige, which comes from Uesugi family. This work is a trace of Nagamitsu and Kagemitsu, and it is truly marvelous that he made it with Utsuri. It is in a healthy condition and greatly polished. We truly recommend this masterpiece to you.
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta