Ordering number : 18234
Tachi in Shirasaya.
Signature : Amada Akitsugu Saku Kore
Showa 63 Nen 8 Gatsu Kichijitsu.
(importent intangible cultual heritage person)(Living National Treasure)
The sword was made at 1988, August lucky day.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijyo saku (Top) ranking.
The blade was polished by highest polisher.
Habaki :Gold wrapped double habaki.
Blade length : 77.4cm or 30.5 inches.
Sori :2.2 cm or 0.87 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.57cm or 1.41 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.64cm or 1.04 inches.
Kasane : 0.78cm or 0.3 inches.
Era : Gendai 1988
Shape : The blade is very wide 3.57cm
and thick with deep sori and longer kissaki.
on both sides of the blade, engraved Bo-Hi.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful clear texture.
Hamon :Nioi deki Cyoji midare, Jyuka Choji and Fukuro Choji midare mixed.
Boshi is midarekomi style.
Special feature: Amada Akitsugu was born on 4th August 1927
in Nigata prefecture. His real name is Amada Seiichi.
From 1940 until the end of the war, he studied at Nihonto Tanren Denshujo.
After the war, he studied about reproduction of Koto blade, especially Sosu-Den.
He made the blade in homemade iron not using Tamahagane which was made at NBTHK.
He was awarded thrice prize at the Shinsaku Meito ten in 1977, 1985 and 1996.
These prizes were the most treasured prize “Masamune prize”.
At May 23rd, 1997, he became a human national treasure. In 1999, he received the Presidential Medal (Kyokujitsu shojusho).
He is trying to make old Kamakura period texture.
He had his own factory for making Tamahagane and researched old quality of Kamakura swords. He is skilful sword maker Sosyuden, Bizenden,
Yamato den and also Yamashiro den.
He passed away at June 26th 2013 age of 85 years old.
This blade is flawless healthy beautiful katana.
It is the masterpiece of Amada Akitsugu.
From Aoi Art: At Tsukioka Onsen(hot spring resort Onsen, Amada Akitsugu Museum
If you have a chance, please get in touch of this museum.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 2,500,000 JPY-. (including the shipping fee)