Ordering number: 22288
Wakizashi in Shirasaya
Signature :Fukuoka Ju Yoshihiro Saku(Mukansa Swordsmith)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 33.2cm or 13.07inches.
Sori : 0.2cm or 0.07inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.41cm or 1.34inches.
Kasane :0.54 cm or 0.21inches.
The weight of the sword 300 grams
Era : August, Heisei 27.
Shape : The blade is broad and thick with Bohi on the both sides. Powerful shape.
Jigane : Koitamehada is grained well with Jinie. Well-grained Jigane.
Hamon : Niedeki upside-down Choji-midare with deep Nioikuchi, which is suggestive of Aoe school. Boshi is sharp and turns back deeply.
Special feature: Fukuoka Ju Yoshihiro was born in 1946, Fukuoka. After he graduated Kurume University, he became a pupil at Sumitani Masamine in 1971, who is one of Japanese Living National Treasure. In Newly-made Great Swords Exhibition(Shinto Meito Ten), he won a series of prizes as „NBTHK Headmaster Prize“ and „Prize by Director General of Agency for Cultural Affairs“ and approved as Mukansa swordsmith, which is the highest level of the swordsmith.
From Aoi Art: This work was made after he became Mukansa swordsmith. Upside-down Chojimidare with deep Nioikuchi, surprisingly without any failures. Obvious Utsuri appears from Hamachi. It has great atmosphere and we truly recommend this to you.
Aoi Art estimation paper
whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta