Ordering number : 18498
Tachi in Shirasaya.
Signature : Kazuhira Saku (Mukansa)
Heisei 11 nen Uduki Kichijitsu
(on the Mune side)Tame Ozawa Seiichi Shi
Explanation: Kazushira was made this blade for Mr. Ozawa Seiichi in April, 1999.
Sayagaki: by Mr. Tanobe
Okubo Kazuhira, he became a Mukansa sword smith
whom the NBTHK judged.
This blade has nice Ochoji Midare whom the school’s strong point.
And also the blade looks like Fukuoka Ichimonji.
It was one of the best works for him.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijyo saku(the Top)ranking.
Sayagaki:Tanobe sensei:ookubo Kazuhira This sword is Mukansa sword maker
in NBTHK the blade is imitate Hukuoka Ichimonji satisfactory work.
The blade was polished by one of the best polisher.
Habaki :gold failed single habaki.
Blade length : 73.3 cm or 28.85 inches.
Sori : 3.0cm or 1.18 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi :3.42 cm or 1.34 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.52 cm or 0.99 inches.
Kasane : 0.74cm or 0.29 inches.
Era : Gendai.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with deep sori nice looking shape.
Jigane :Koitame hada and mokume hada mixed
with jinie attach beautiful nice texture.
Hamon :niedeki cyoji midare hamon jyuka cyoji midare with ashi, yo work.
Boshi is midarekomi.
Special feature:Kazuhira okubo sword maker was born at Kanagawa prefecture and studied
under the Miyairi Syohei Japanese sword human national treasure and received Hira from his master and named Kazuhira.
At the sword contest, He got the Yusyu syo prize Syoreisyo and Kunzansyo prize
and finally he got Mukansa swordsmith. He passed away Heisei 15th Feb, 24th.
From Aoi art:This sword lookis Fukuoka Ichimonji which is written
on the sayagaki. The blade is very healthy without kizu
and flow excellent polishing was done.
I think this sword is a masterpiece of his work.
Guarantee: NBTHK Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 1,200,000 JPY-. (including the shipping fee)