Tachi:Osumi Toshihira Saku 大隈俊平作 (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering Number: AS23494

Tachi in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Signature: Osumi Toshihira Saku 大隈俊平作
Showa 56 nen 4 gatsu 28 nichi Yamamoto Shuji Motome

Sayagaki: 以山城伝 研磨 無監査 平井松葉 新作名刀展 大隈俊平作

Habaki: gold-coverd habaki
Blade Length: 71.9 cm (28.3 in)
Curvature: 2.8 cm (1.1 in)
Peg Hole: 1.
Motohaba (Width at Base): 2.88 cm (1.13 in)
Sakihaba (Width at Tip): 1.84 cm (0.72 in)
Kasane (Thickness): 0.83 cm (0.33 in)
Total Sword Weight: 795 grams.
Era: 1981

Shape: wide and thick blade with deep curveture.
Jigane: fine koitame hada. The polishing by Hirai Matsuba, the Mukansa Polisher brings out the Kitae of yamashiro-den well.
Hamon: Suguha with Yo, reminiscent of Rai Kunitoshi.

Features: Osumi Toshihira was born in Gunma prefecture in 1932, sudied under Miyairi Yukihira, and became independent in 1957.
He has won the Masamune Award, the most prestigious award, three times, as well as many other awards, and was recognized as Living Naiontal Treasure in 1997.
He produved many works imitating Koto, and is knoww as a master of straight hamon.
This work is also aimed at Koto, and the intricate changes in the hamon are just like those of Koto, and shows his superior technique.

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