KATANA KIYOKANE

HIGH GRADE GENDAITO

PUBLISHED, SLOUGH'S "MODERN JAPANESE SWORDSMITH'S"

SUGATA: SHINOGI ZUKURI

MEI: SANSHU JU TSUTSUI KIYO KANE SAKU

DATE: SHOWA NIJU NEN NI GATSU BI

NAGASA: 68.9cm (27.125")

OVERALL: 89.85cm (35.375")

MIHABA: 3.33cm (1.3125")

KASANE: 0.625cm (0.25")

SORI: 2.22cm (0.875")

NAKAGO: UBU

MEKUGI ANA: ONE

YASURIME: KEISHO

MUNE: IORI

HADA: MUJI

HAMON: KO-MIDARE BASED ON SUGUBA

BOSHI: KO-MARU

KISSAKI: CHU

HABAKI: ONE PIECE SOLID SILVER

HORIMONO OMOTE: NONE

HORIMONO URA: NONE

SHIRASAYA: IVORY HATOME / BUFFALO MEKUGI

 

KATANA

TSUTSUI KIYOKANE

Tsutsui Kiyokane was born in 1907 and his family had been swordsmiths working for the Okazaki clan since the first generation Kiyokane.  He was known to make high grade Gendaito and was rated at 1.3 million yen.  He was a student Kurihara Akihide and served as a Rikugun Jumei Tosho during WWII.

 

This Katana's  length is only slightly above average, but the width and thickness give it a  big, beefy feel.  The hada is tightly forged to muji.  There are areas of ji-nie and some areas of aura-nie. The hamon is ko-midare based on suguha and is quite active.  The great condition of the polish really makes the activities pop, there exist ashi,  nie hotsure, nijuba, inazuma, hakikake, etc.. The sword still exhibits ububa as shown in the photos.  The Habaki is one piece solid silver.  The shirasaya is extra nice as it is highlighted by ivory hatome and buffalo mekugi.

This Katana is published in John Slough's book, "Modern Japanese Swordsmiths", page 84.

Overall, the condition is excellent, making this one a great buy for anyone.

 

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