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Tanto, Shirasaya
[ Signature ] omote : "羽後本荘住國慶作"之 ura : "昭和癸丑年八月吉日"
[ Size ] Blade length 26.5cm (8 sun 7 bu 4 rin), sori 0 cm (n/a), moto-haba 2.17cm, moto-kasane 0.65cm, mekugi-ana(hole) 1, blade weight 194g
[ Period ] Showa "昭和" 48(1973)
[ Province ] Akita "秋田" prefecture

[ Feature ]
Form : Hira-zukuri. Both mihaba and kasane are ordinal. Tanto form.
Engraving : (omote) tanto-hi. (ura) su-ken by uki-bori technique.
Nakago : Ubu. Yasurimes are suji-kais and kesho. Saki is kuri-jiri. One hole.
Jigane : Ko-itame-hada with some chahges. Chikei appeared. Jinie attached.
Hamon : Ko-gunome-cho-ji-midare. Ashis appeared. Nie attached.
Boushi : It runs in notare form. It is ko-maru form with some haki-kake.

Kuniyoshi "國慶" was born on March 1, 1905, and his real name was Suzuki Kichitaro. He was a swordsmith who worked in Honjo, Akita Prefecture.He studied under his countryman Ka Shibata and made military swords from 1938 to 1945. In 1942,Showa 17, he trained as a master at the Japanese Sword Academy. In 1939, Showa 14, he exhibited for the first time at the Fourth Exhibition of New Japanese Swords, sponsored by the Ministry of Education. He exhibited continuously until 1943, Showa 18, and was awarded two silver medals and three gold medals. In 1955, Showa 30, he exhibited his work at the Nihon bijyutsu token hozon kyokai (Society for the Preservation of Japanese Swords), and was selected 14 times until 1970.

[ Highlight ] This is a work from the mature years of Kuniyoshi, at the age of 69. The blade has a neat shape and attached nie, with a varied and fierce pattern hamon.

[ Conditions ] There is a small flaw in the middle of the blade on the back.

[ Attachments ] Habaki (suaka-ji, gold foiled, single), shirasaya and bag of shirasaya.
[ Item number ] A010314 [ Price ] JPY 280,000 (shipping and insurance fee are not included)

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