Ordering number: 23198
Tachi in Shirasaya
Signature: Oki Kuni Junin Okimitsu Tsukuru Kore
Showa 47 Nen 1 Gatsu Hi (Awarded in the 8th Meito-Exhibition)
(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 is polished.
Habaki: Gold foiled double Habaki
Blade length:74.6cm or 29.37inches.
Sori:2.3cm or 0.90inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.32cm or 1.30inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.14cm or 0.84inches.
Kasane:0.83cm or 0.32inches.
The weight of the sword:1,000grams
Era: Modern times
Shape: The blade is broad and thick with deep Sori and longer Kissaki. Well-shaped.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well with Jinie. Hadame is obvious. Beautiful surface.
Hamon: Niedeki, rounded Gunomemidare with lots of Ashi and slightly deep Nioikuchi. Boshi turns back round.
Special feature: Okimitsu, whose real name is Hara Hiroshi, made swords from Showa 31 to Showa 45. He lived in Okinoshima in Shimane prefecture and his father was a swordsmith approved by Japanese army. He learned sword making from his father after
the war. It is famous that there are many powder iron in Shimane prefecture. The powder iron is in a great condition and was used to produce Tamahagane.
From Aoi Art: Okimitsu is a swordsmith from Shimane prefecture and his Jigane is excellent and very clean. Hamon is nioideki chojimidare and Gunomemidare with lots of Ashi. Boshi turns back like Sansaku. Apparently, it looks like Bizen Nagamitsu.
Aoi Art estimation paper:whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta