Ordering number: 19302
Tachi in Shirasaya with Japanese army Gunto Koshirae (consignment sale)
Signature : Yasunori Kinsaku
Showa 13 nen 2 gathus kichijitsu
(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 : Suaka plate with silver color
Blade length : 66.8 cm or 26.29 inches
Sori : 2.0 cm or 0.78 inches
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.01cm or 1.18 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.17cm or 0.85 inches.
Kasane : 0.6 cm or 0.23 inches.
The weight of the sword 655 grams.
Era : Showa 13 (1938)
Shape : It has wide and thick blade with deep sori and longer kissaki.
There is Ububa.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach. It looks like muji.
Hamon : Nioideki gunomemidare with ashi
Midarekomi-boshi turns back roundly.
special feature: Yasunori is known as an excellent Yasukuni-tosho.
His real name was Kenzo Kotani who was born in Hiroshima pref in1909
as a nephew of Kajiyama Yasunori. Kotani Yasunori become a member
of Niho-to Tanren Kai at the Yasukuni Shrine in 1933 and started to forge sword
as Yasunori in 1935. He forged about 1600 swords until the end
of the Second World War including special swords to dedicate Shinto shrines.
He also made swords at his home for his acquaintances
and relatives inscribed signature as Takenori.
Koshirae : Japanese army gunto koshirae
From Aoi Art: Yasukunito were made imitating old swords.
This sword looks like Nagamitsu. Yasukunito were made and polished
in Yasukuni Shrine and shipped in perfect condition,
so they are more expensive than other Showa swords.
Aoi Art estimation paper: Whole Oshigata