Ordering number : 18148
Tachi in Shirasaya
Signature : Yoshindo (Mukansa swordsmith)
Showa Kinoe-Ne Sai 8 Gatsu Kichijitsu(August 1984)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished by highest polisher.
Habaki :Gold wrapped single habaki.
Blade length : 78.4 cm or 30.87 inches.
Sori : 2.4cm or 0.945 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.25cm or 1.28 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.38 cm or 0.94 inches.
Kasane : 0.85 cm or 0.335 inches.
Era : Gendai Modern times.
Shape : The blade is long and wide and also thick
with deep sori and longer kissaki.
On both sides of the blade, engrave bo-hi
on both sides of the blade.
Jigane :Koitame nd komokume had well grained
with jinie attach and small chikei work.
Hamon :Nioideki Cyoji midair hamon active with ash and yo work,
Inside of the blade has small sunagashi and Kinsuji work.
Bo-shi is midarekomi and turns back sharply.
Special feature: Yoshindo was born at Showa 19th.
His father Yoshihara Kuniie made many nice swords
at during war time and achieved high reputation.
At Showa 47th He got the prize of Takamatsu miya prize and other prizes.
At Syowa 57 He became Mukansa sword maker.
After that He became a member of Sinsaku Meito exhibition judge member.
He insist to make Japanese swords by old style avoiding machine hummer
and making swords by man power with his student(dish).
This sword is Hukuoka Ichimonji style marvelous top ranking sword.
From Aoi Art : He made some swords at USA and also other countries.
Metropolitan Museum and Boston Museam bought ifs swords and
he was made as honorary citizen at Texas dallas.
He also published some sword books in English.
We strongly recommend this marvelous Fukuoka Ichimonji style sword.
AOI ART estimation paper: whole Oshigata.