Hizen Yoshitada

This is an exciting gendaito which really shows the tradition of the Hizen Tadayoshi school in modern times. The sword is by the gendai smith Kinoshita Yoshitada, who was a rikugun jumei tosho smith who won 1st seat in the 1941 shinsakuto competition. The hada is a fine ko-itame absolutely covered in ji-nie and the hamon is a beautifully executed suguha with deep ashi and yo (again, in the Tadayoshi style). The sword is in shirasaya with koppa-maki and has a gold foil habaki. The Yoshitada also has an accompanying shin-gunto koshirae with smooth green saya.

Mei: Hizen (no) kuni junin Yoshitada kore o tsukuru
Nengo: Showa ju shichi nen ni gatsu
Nagasa: 60.8cm
Moto-haba: 3.2cm
Sori: 1.4cm
Kasane: 0.78cm

$4,500 (plus shipping and PayPal)

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