Gendaito by Hizen-no kuni Ju Yasutsugu 肥前國住保次
Fitted tightly in new Tsuka and Kanagu, ready for Iai practice
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<Swordsmith & Sword feature >
Swordsmith Hizen-no kuni Ju Yasutsugu, real name Motomura Yuji 元村勇次 was born and lives in Saga city, Saga prefecture.
We fitted a new Tsuka and Kanagu as this blade has an ideal feature of Iaito ... fine balance, Bohi and its light weight which gives users a very easy and light feel.
Hence the polish is original- Furutogi, we set an affordable price for Iai practitioners.
We also gladly offer our customers a reasonable Togi(polishing ) price of 100,000yen(incl.tax) at the time of purchase.
The blade has standard thickness and width,Iori mune, Shinogi zukuri style and the curvature is Koshi-sori style. The top is Nakamine.
There are Katachiri Bohi(thick groove which extends to shinogi,leaves flat space only on Mune side) on both side of the blade.
<Hada - Forging>
Jihada is Mokume with coarse Jinie granule attaches on the surface.
<Hamon - Temper patterns>
Hamon is of Nie-deki (a blade with predominantly small nie hamon), chusuguha (a medium-sized straight hamon) mixed with Gunome Midare.
Boshi is midarekomi and turns back to Komaru - Iregular temper pattern contiues to kissaki(the point) and turns back to a gentle curl called Komaru.
<Nakago - Tang>
The tang is Ubu and has a Sujigai Yasurime file marks. The tang end is uneven ”V ”shaped tip (haagari Kengyo).
One layer(piece), silver base Habaki with Yujo pattern.
<Koshirae - Mountings>
Please check the detail pictures.
Tsuba: Round iron base tsuba with a motif of high waves in open work 透かし.
Fuchi Kashira: Relief engraving of a motif of high waves.
Menuki: Engraved carps.
Tsuka: Coverd with ray skin with Oyatsubu and wrapped with black leather in Morohineri- maki style.
Saya: Dark brown gloss finish Saya with Same Togidashi 鮫研ぎ出し which covers Koikuguchi part.
Polish: Original - Furutogi and there are few thin rusts.
Defects such as openings, chips and cracks: No serious damages are found.
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|Category||Katana||Blade length||70.2cm/ 2'3.6"/ 2shaku 3sun 2bu|
|Curvature - Sori||1.4cm/ 0.55"/ 4.6bu||Mekugi (Pegs)||1|
|Blade Bottom Width||32.2mm/ 1.26"/ 1sun||Blade Bottom Thickness||7.3mm/ 0.28"/ 2.4bu|
|Blade Top Width||21.5mm/ 0.85"/ 7.1bu||Blade Top Thickness||5.3mm/ 0.21"/ 1.8bu|
|Weight||Blade only: 675g / 1.5lbs
Without Saya: 975g / 2.15lbs
|Inscription / Signature||Front: Hizennokuni Ju Yasutsugu Tsukuru
Back: 19755 3rd Month
|Registration in Japan||9 March 1976
Saga Prefecture Board of Education
(Reissued: 24 June 2014)