Ordering number : 19437
Tachi in Shirasaya
Signature : Horii Tanetada Saku
Showa 63 Nen Inu-Tatsu Yayoi Kichijitsu
Zuisen Tanrenjo Soritsu 70 Shunen Kinen
Explanation: Horii Tanetada made this blade to mark the Zuisen Tanrenjo factory’s 70th anniversary in March 1988.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold double habaki.
Blade length : 78.7cm or 30.98inches.
Sori : 3.5cm or 1.38inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.45 cm or 1.36 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.49 cm or 0.98 inches.
Kasane : 0.72 cm or 0.28 inches.
The weight of the sword 890 grams.
Era : Modern time Showa 63 (1988)
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with deep sori and ling kissaki.
Jigane : Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach and clear jigane.
Hamon : Niedeki Choji Midare with Ashi and Yo.
Bo-shi is round midarekomi style.
Special feature: Horii Tanetada is called as Horii Shigekatsu.
He was born on March 30, 1954 in Muroran city.
After graduating from Muroran Techical high school,
he entered the Nihon steelwarks of Muroran factory in 1972.
He got the production approval from the Agency for Cultural Affairs in 1979.
The founder of the school is Horii Taneyoshi. Tanetada is the 4ht generation of this factory’s sword smith.
From Aoi Art: This blade was made to mark the factory’s 70th anniversary in 1988. The blade is long ans gorgeos. He is a skillful swordsmith, as good Musaknsa. He has a promising future.
We recommend this Katana for you.
Aoi Art estimtion paper: whole Oshigata.
Price : 600,000 JPY-. (including the shipping fee)