Ordering number: 20262
Tanto in Shirasaya
Signature : Yasu Hiro
Showa 8 nen 12 Gatsu Kichijitsu
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(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyosaku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Wooden single habaki.
Blade length: 22.73 cm or 8.94 inches.
Width at the hamachi:2.1 cm or 0.8 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: cm or inches.
Kasane : 0.45cm or 0.17 inches.
The weight of the sword 90 grams.
Era: During WWII
Shape: compact Tanto, there is left about 3cm of Ubuha. Futasuji-Hi is engraved on
front side, Bo-Hi is engraved on backside
Jigane: Koitame-hada well grained, Jinie attached. There is Utsuri around Habaki
Hamon: Niedeki Suguha, Boshi turn back round.
Special feature::The Miyaguchi Yasuhiro was born at Shizuoka prefecture 11th of Meiji
At 8th year of Syowa, Army Minister Araki presented the name Miyaguchi Yasuhiro to
him. His grandfather is well-known sword smith Miyaguchi Ikkansai Shigetoshi and his
son is the Miyaguchi Ikkansai Masatoshi.
Masahiro is a son of Masatoshi.
Yasuhiro was working to make Yasukuni shrine swords for just only 3 years.
From Aoi Art: Yasukuni sword smiths usually make Katana and Yasuhiro just work 3
years so this sword is very rare. We think this was the order by the general. We also think it
was made with other army fittings but now we have only the Tanto. Jinie attached
beautifully and Jigane is clear, Homon is Suguha. Also there is Utsuri, which is rare to
see on Yasukuni blade. We strongly recommend this rare sword.
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NBTH Hozon Token