Ordering number :10172
Katana in Shirasaya with Gunto army Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Yoshu Ju Sekitestu Nyudo Taira Sadashige Saku
Showa 19 Nen 1 Gatsu Hi
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : copper single Habaki.
Blade length : 65.4 cm or 25.74 inches.
Sori : 1.9 cm or 0.74 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.20 cm or 1.25 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.25 cm or 0.88 inches.
Kasane : 0.68 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Showa 19.
Shape : Regular width and thickness Katana with large Sori.
The nice shape Katana.
Jigane : Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
There is a tiny Kitae Ware around the Monouchi part.
But it is not serious. It almost invisible.
Hamon : Gunome Midare.
Special feature: Yoshu Ju Sekitestu Nyudo Taira Sadashige is a sword smith of Aichi prefecture. He was bron on January 4th 1891.
His real name is Imai Takeshige. He was a student of Takahashi Sadatsugu who is a human national treasure.
He got many prizes. He became a jumei-tosho of Japanese army.
Koshirae : Gunto army Koshirae
From Aoi Art: Sadashige is skillful sword smith.
We wonder what the swords smith might have felt when the war has reached near the end.
Aoi Art estimation paper :NBTHK Hozon paper.