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Katana, Shirasaya
Akamatsu Taro Kanehiro

[ Signature ]
 (Omote): Higo-no-kuni-ju Akamatsu Taro Kanehiro saku
(Ura): Bo-in(tsuchinoe-tora)nen(toshi) shichi-gatsu kichi-jitsu
[ Size ]:
Blade length: 76.1cm (2 Shaku 5 sun 1 bu 1 rin) sori: 2.1cm (6 bu 9 rin), moto-haba: 3.69cm, moto-kasane: 0.77 cm, saki-haba : 2.87cm, saki-kasane : 0.69cm, mekugi-ana (hole): 1, the weight of the blade: 990.5 g, shirasaya length: 108cm
[ Period ]:
Heisei 10(1988)
[ Prefecture ]:

[ Features ]:

Form: Shinogi-zukuri. Iori-mune. Mihaba is wide. Kasane is relatively thick.
Sori attached in well balance. There is a little differences between moto and saki.
Nakago : Ubu, yasurimes are suji-kai. Saki is kuri-jiri. One hole.
Jigane: Ko-itamehada. Well grained. Ko-mokume mixed. Jinie attached finely.
Hamon: Cho-ji-midare, o-guno-me mixed. Nioi-kuchi is clear. Ash-i and sunagashi appeared. Koni-e attached.
Boushi: It turns in ko-maru with midare-komi.

Akamatsu Taro Kanehiro swordsmith :

His real name is KIMURA Kaoru, born Showa 36(1961) in Kumamoto pref.
His father is KIMURA Kaneshige. His brothers are Kanetsugu and Kaneteru.
He is modern age swordsmith who creating the swords in Yatsushiro city in Kumamoto pref.

Akatatsu Taro school has been trying to create their own irons,
they have been known as Kiyomaro-utsushi, using original steels creating dynamic swords with cutting edge. They are popular not only in Japan but in foreign countries as well.

Akamatsu Taro Kanehiro swordsmith started his career in Showa 56(1981). He was awarded many times in Shisakuto-tenrankai (newly created Japanese swords exhibitions). The sword was made in his 37 years old.

[ Highlight ]:
The dynamic form with wide mihaba and o-kissaki. The sword has the length even 2 Shaku 5 sun,
the feeling of handling is so heavily, but it has saki-zori-kokoro, hira-niku is not so much and ha-saki is sharp. The sword has operational ability also.


[ Conditions ]: There are a little hike. Not visible by naked eyes but dotted thin foggy parts can be seen in o-mote and u-ra of mono-uchi. Ubu-ba is remaining healthy sword. The sword can be appreciated and preserved as it is.

[ Attachments ]: Single silver habaki, shirasaya and bag of shirasaya.

[ Item number ]: A070715
[ Price ] JPY 650,000- -> JPY550,000- (shipping and insurance fees are not included)

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