Ordering number: 21530
Tachi in Shirasaya
Signature: Yoshimitsu Zo Tame Yoshida Tamiya Uji 70 years Birthday commemoration 義光造
Showa 52 Nen ８ Gatasu hi
Nihon Bunka Shinko-kyokai Kanteisyo.(this certificate is eliable)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 73.0 cm or 28.7 inches.
Sori :2.4cm or 0.94 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.26cm or 1.28 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.24cm or 0.88 inches.
Kasane : 0.73cm or 0.28 inches.
The weight of the sword : 900 grams.
Era : Modern
Shape : Wide and thick sword with deep Sori and Chu-Kissaki.
Jigane : Ko-Itame-Hada well grained, clear Chu-Kissaki.
Hamon: Niedeki Choji Midare, Fukuro choji and Juka choji mixed. Ashi and Yo worked clear Hamon.
Boshi: Midarekomi round shape.
Special feature: Ono Yoshimitsu was borned 1948 October 16th at Nigata prefecture, Nishiurahara area. He start to studying making sword from Yoshihara Yoshindo and Yoshihara Souji in
1969. In 1980, he received a license to make swords by himself and just during 10 years, he received outstanding performance award 6 times and become Mukansa sword smith. One of his most famous sword is Sanchomo, which copied Uesugi’s family treasure. At this time, there is no sword smith was decided as living national treasure, but in our opinion, it is really probable that he will achieve that.
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.