YASUKUNI-TO(靖国刀)

yasukuni-to

YASUKUNI-TO(靖国刀) refers to the swords made by the swordsmiths of Nihonto Tanren Kai (Japanese Sword Forging Association).

Region


  • Tokyo metropolis

Active


  • 1933-1945

Famous Swordsmiths


  • Yasuaki(靖要)
  • Yasuhiro(靖廣)
  • Yasukuni(靖國)
  • Yasumitsu(靖光)
  • Yasumune(靖宗)
  • Yasunobu(靖延)
  • Yasunori(靖憲)
  • Yasushige(靖繁)
  • Yasutake(靖武)
  • Yasutoku(靖徳)
  • Yasutoshi(靖利)
  • Yasuoki(靖興)
  • Yasuyoshi(靖吉)

Characteristics 


ShapeKATANA(刀).
Hada : Fine-grained ITAME-HADA(板目肌).
HamonSUGUHA(直刃).
BoshiO-MARU(大丸).
YasurimeKIRI( 切り).
Other :

Notes


  • In 1933, Nihonto Tanren Kai was founded at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo in order to supply highly-qualified Japanese swords to the Japanese army officers during World War 2. Nearly 30 smiths worked there and produced no less than 8,100 swords for 12 years.
  • Yasukuni-To was modeled after the works of Nagamitsu(長光) or Kagemitsu(景光) of the OSAFUNE SCHOOL(長船派).
  • As being linked to world war 2, Yasukuni-To had been undervalued until the end of Showa period(1988). But once the sword collectors recognized its quality, Yasukuni-To has gained large popularity worldwide.
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