Yoshihara Kuniie Fall of Singapore Daito

Sword Information:

Type: Tachi

Sugata: Shinogi Zukuri

Mei: Yoshihara Kuniie Seitan Kore

Date/Era: 1942

School/Den: Kasama Ikkansai Shigetsugu Mon

Tradition: Bizen

Authentication/Papers: NBTHK Hozon

Sword Details:

Nagasa: 69 cm

Kissaki Type: Chu Kissaki

Kissaki Length: TBD

Mihaba: 3.24 cm

Kasane: 0.57 cm

Sori Measurement: 2.1 cm

Nakago Jiri: Ubu, Kirijiri

Nakago Length: TBD

Yasurime: Kesho

Mune: TBD

Jihada: Itame

Hamon: Ko-Nie Deki Choji Midare

Boshi: Komaru 

Smith Information:

Rating:

- Toko-Taikan: 1.8 Million Yen

- Gendai Toshi Ninki Banzuke: East Block, Maegashira

- 6th Shinsaku Nihonto Denrankai: Special Honor Seat

- Tosho Banzuke: JoJo Saku

Smith Details:

Kuniie (国家), Shōwa (昭和, 1926-1989), Tōkyō – „Kōto-jū Yoshihara Kuniie kore o kitae“ (皇都住吉原国家精鍛之, „forged by Yoshihara Kuniie in the Imperial Capital [= Tōkyō]“), „Kuniie“ (国家), civilian name „Yoshihara Katsuyoshi“ (吉原勝吉), born 1893 in Ibaraki Prefecture, 1932 he started his apprenticeship in the „Nihontō-tanren-denshūjo“ (日本刀鍛錬伝習所) under Kurihara Akihide (栗原昭秀) and Kasama Shigetsugu (笠間繁継) in Tōkyō, later he became assistant of the Section for Sword Studies of the Metallurgical Faculty of the Kyūshū University and head ot the forge „Tokiwamatsu-tōken-tanrenjo“ (常磐松刀剣鍛練所), from 1940 he worked as instructor of the rikugun-jumei-tōshō of Tōkyō ́s arsenal, he died in May 1970 at the age of 77

From Markus Sesko's, "Index of Japanese Swordsmiths"

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