Long Katana with high grade Koshirae

Japanese Showa Shinken in antique restored Koshirae
Suitable and fit for training and mounted on a restored antique Koshirae two Nihon-Tosogu-Kenkyu-Kai (NTKK) original official Japanese certifications

A great heavy and strong Japanese sword training for cut and other practices. And also for collection of course.
This is a operative Japanese sword for real use due to its geometry and construction, heavy and strong sword while very balanced, for gross cut or practices. Mounted on antique Koshirae (with two Japanese certifications) is a high value for collection also.

Katana Blade:
O-Kissaki long blade:
Nagasa: 71.0 cm. Sori: 1.2 cm. 
Moto-haba: 3.3 cm. Saki-haba: 2.3 cm.
Moto-gasane: 0.8 cm. Saki-gasane: 0.5 cm.
Hamon: Nioi Guchi - Gunome with Ashi.
Hada: It does not have Hada that can be see.
The blade is forged without folds to increase its resistance, so it does not show Hada
Hamon: Shows light to low evanescent in gray and white.
Protected in the hardened to increase the hardness of the edge. This is a sword make to be used, also for collection, of course
Nakago Mei : Yasumitsu
There are several smiths of that name, others smiths men signed as a tribute to your predecessor. We do not know which of them can be.
Nakago opposite side: On the opposite side of the Nakago there is an inscription in honor of an imperial princess anniversary.
Bare blade weight: 835 gr.
Recent polishing. Perfect very razor edge.
Estimated age: Showa 昭和時代  (about 30-40 years old)

Old restored completely by a master Japanese grade Koshiraeshi.
Koshirae of great quality perfectly restored and very resistant adjusted to the Katana blade for a collection but not only for static exhibition also for real use of practices and training.
Very high grade fine quality.
Tsuka: Honoki wood.
Same: Ray skin
Ito: Genuine natural silk
Fuchi/Kashira: Shakudo, brass and gold
Certified Ko Kinko school Menuki couple: Shakudo and Gold: "Holly leaves" with Shumei. Momoyama period
Saya: Honoki wood Urushi lacquered (made with dozens of layers) in technique Nashishi (copper and gold sprinkled)
Shitodome couple: Gold plated.
Sageo: Marudai (a laborious Japanese handwork) in twisted pure Silk yarn of two colors

Menuki papers documentary:  
– Nihon-Tosogu-Kenkyu-Kai (NTKK) original official Japanese certified 
-  testified sealed detailed translation
Certified Sukashi Unshu Tani school Tsuba: Forged iron. Late Edo period.

Tsuba papers documentary:  
– Nihon-Tosogu-Kenkyu-Kai (NTKK) original official Japanese certified. Late Edo period.  
-  testified sealed detailed translation

Blade Documentary:
Certification signed and sealed of Katanacenter as a genuine Japanese Katana blade of the Showa period with item picture and Mei transcription. (ヒスパニック系日本社会古代の剣の研究のため senior member)


Ref.: Katana 41


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