Ordering number: AS21060
Wakizashi in Shirasaya
Signature : Echigo Koku Yoshimitsu Saku (Mukansa)
Heisei Gan Nen 2 Gatsu Kichijitsu Omoiyokoshimanashi
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to the Saijyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Gold foiled double Habaki.
Blade length: 39.5 cm or 15.55 inches.
Sori: 0.35 cm or 0.13 inches.
Width at the hamachi: 3.59 cm or 1.41 inches.
Kasane: 0.76 cm or 0.29 inches.
The weight of the sword: 485grams.
Era: Modern times.
Shape: Wide(3.59cm) and thick Wakizashi.
There are Bo-Hi on both side of the blade.
Jigane: Ko Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
There are Utsuri.
Hamon : Ko Nie Deki, Sakasa Choji Midare with Ko Ashi and Yo.
The Habuchi is soft.
Special feature: Ohno Yoshimitsu was born at Showa on 23rd October 16th Niigata prefecture.
At Showa 44, he studied under the Yoshihara Yoshindo, Yoshihara Shouji.
He studied very hard and got permission for making Japanese swords from
The Japanese government at Showa 55.
After several years, He got a lot of prizes like the prize of The Agency for Cultural Affairs chief.
Takamatsu miya Imperial prince prize and became Mukansa sword maker.
He is well known Yamadorige Utsusi which sword is marvelous one of the most famous
Gendai swords. We don’t come across a wonderful work Bizen Choji Midare sword.
The real Yamadorige sword belongs to Uesugi family’s national treasure.
Oono Yoshimitsu succeeded to restore to original shape and Hamon.
He must be the most well-known Bizen Choji Midare sword maker and exceed Ningen Kokuho(human living national treasure).
From Aoi Art: We think this sword was copied Aoe of late Kamakura period because the Choji-midare around Monouchi and Boshi. The polish was done by one of highest-ranking polisher. O-no Yoshimitsu is one of the top modern swordsmith and he usually copies Ichimonji, Nagamitsu and Aoe. This sword was succeed to copy Aoe’s Sakasa-Choji. We strongly recommend this sword.
Aoi Art estimation paper