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Gendaito in So-den Bizen by Tamura Tomeji Akitaka


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I just received this gendaito by the rikugun jumei toshi smith Akitaka. This smith was born Tamura Tomeji in Niigata prefecture, 1902 and worked as a RJT smith during the war. This is a very nice example, done in So-den Bizen with a gonome-chogji hamon in nie-deki. There are areas of ara-nie, sunagashi and small chikei, with the hamon containing deep ashi which run to the edge. The hamon is wide throughout the blade and continues the gonome-choji into the boshi. The kissaki likewise contains a lot of nie and hataraki. The jihada is itame with ji-nie. The blade has a perfect nakago and a gold wash/plated habaki. In shirasaya. NTHK kanteisho.

 

Mei: Echigo no kuni Aishinsai Akitaka kore o saku

Nengo: A lucky day in January, 1945

Nagasa 66.2cm
Moto-haba 31mm
Saki-haba 22mm
Kasane 7mm 

 

$3,600 (plus shipping & PayPal)

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