AS20234 Sunnobi Tanto: Echigo Kuni Yoshimitsu Saku(Mukansa sword smith)


Ordering number : AS20234

Sunnobi Tanto in Shirasaya

Signature : Echigo Kuni Yoshimitsu Saku(Mukansa sword smith)
Showa 61 Nen 5 Gatsu 8 (May 8th, 1987)

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Saijyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished by one of the highest polisher.
Habaki : Gold foiled single Habaki.
Blade length : 34.8cm or 13.7inches.
Sori : Uchi-Sori
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.42cm or 0.95 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : cm or inches.
Kasane : 0.52cm or 0.2 inches.
The weight of the sword 160 grams.
Era : Modern
Shape : Elegant shape Tanto.
Jigane : Ko-Itame well grained, pale Utsuri, Jinie attached excellent Jigane.
Hamon :Ko-niedeki, upside down Gunome-midare continued
Boshi: Turn back shapely.

Special feature: Oono Yoshimitsu was born at Showa 23rd October 16th Niigata prefecture.
In Showa 44, he studied under the Yoshihara Yoshindo,
Yoshihara Shoji.
He studied very hard and got the permission for making
Japanese swords from 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 belong to Uesugi family’s national treasure.
Ono 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.

From Aoi Art: Modern sword smiths can make only 2 sword per month
because of rule so they usually do not prefer to make
Tanto. We think this sword was ordered to make.
The quality looks like Kanemitsu, Kagemitsu but we think
he was tried to make upside down Gunome-midare of
Aoe. We recommend this sword which has beautiful
Jigane and upside down Gunome-midare made by
Mukansa sword smith,Echigo Kuni Yoshimitsu.

Mukansa sword smith
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.

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