Tanto:Yoshihiro Showa 54 Nen 2 Gatsu Hi (February 1979)(NBTHK Hozon Token)

Ordering number:23715

Tanto in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon Token)

Signature: Yoshihiro
Showa 54 Nen 2 Gatsu Hi (February 1979)

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This blade belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
Habaki: Gold foiled single Habaki
Blade Length: 23.1 cm (9.09 in)
Curvature: 0.0 cm (0.0 in)
Mekugi Hole: 1
Width at Base: 2.32 cm (0.91 in)
Thickness of Rim: 0.51 cm (0.20 in)
Sword Weight: 140 grams
Era: Modern
Shape: The sword has a standard width, a slightly thicker kasane, and a well-proportioned shape.
Jigane: The steel has a fine ko-itame hada, which is well-forged and of excellent quality.
Hamon: The hamon has a soft appearance with a nie-laden gunome midare pattern, with a sharp nioiguchi and a turn back at the boshi.

Features: Yoshihiro is a swordsmith from Aomori and is known as Niko Ho. He has won 4 awards for effort and has been selected 9 times. He was a student of his father, Niko Yoshiaki, and later became a student of Kurihara Akihide from Showa 16 (1941). He further learned from Hori Toshihide and then from Miyaire Seihei. Originally commissioned by the army. Born in Taisho 5 (1916).

Aoi Art’s Comment: The quality of the steel is excellent, and he has learned from many famous swordsmiths. His skill is considerable, especially in forging excellent jigane and skillfully creating the rounded gunome midare hamon.

NBTHK Hozon Token
With AoiArt estimation paper
Whole Oshigata
*Please note: The price does not include shipping fees.

Price:250,000 JPY-.

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